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BOOK TOUR 

Many of my upcoming events are linked to the book tour for my debut poetry collection, More than you were. Please come along to listen, drink wine and chat with me. 

More Than You Were Tour Poster - all dates, high res (2)

Upcoming Events

Workshop: Death Writing – Other Doors, Three Doors Up, October 24th, 6:00-8pm

Reading: Feature reading at HOWL, Mozarts in Swansea, November 16th, 8-10pm

Workshop: Death Writing, Cardiff MADE, November 22nd, 7:00-9pm

Workshop: Death Writing, Cardiff MADE, December 13th, 7:00-9pm

Reading: Feature reading at Open Mic hosted by Mike Jenkins, April 12th (2018), Imperial Hotel in Merthyr, 7:30-10pm

Reading: Feature reading at Pub Poets, Bootleg Social in Blackpool, September 2nd (2018), 6:30pm-10pm

Past Events (2017)

Reading: Special guest poet at Better Houses Literary Book Party, Diana Rooms, October 17th, 7:30pm

Speaking/Reading:  ‘Poetic Grief – Writing the Death of an Addict’, DrugFAM’s 9th Annual National Bereaved by Addiction Conference, Holiday Inn in High Wycombe, October 14th, 11:15am

Facilitating: Roath Writers, The Gate Arts & Community Center, October 10th, 7:30-9pm

Reading: Poetry Feature, Malvern Book Cooperative, October 7th, 7-9:30pm

Facilitating: Roath Writers, The Gate Arts & Community Center, October 3rd, 7:30-9pm

Workshop: Death Writing – Other Doors, Three Doors Up, September 26th, 6:00-8pm

Hosting: Roath Writers Anthology Launch, The Gate Arts & Community Center, September 20th, 7:30-10pm

Facilitating: Roath Writers, The Gate Arts & Community Center, September 12th, 7:30-9pm

Facilitating: Roath Writers, The Gate Arts & Community Center, September 5th, 7:30-9pm

Facilitating: Roath Writers, The Gate Arts & Community Center, August 1st, 7:30-9pm

Presentation: “From Writing to Research – Lessons learned from poetry, the community and academia”, Creative Bridges Conference, Engineer’s House Clifton, July 30th, 11:10am

Reading: Reading with Natalie Ann Holborow and Rhian Elizabeth,  Cardiff Central Library, July 20th, 17:45-19:00

Facilitating: Roath Writers, The Gate Arts & Community Center, July 11th, 7:30-9pm

Co-Facilitating: Creative Writing and Art Grief Workshop, Crisis Newcastle, July 7th, 6-8pm

Conference Panel Member: How Can Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) Support People to Improve their Mental Health?, English Shared Future Conference, July 7th, 12.30 -13.45

Hosting: Poetry Slam, The Gate Arts & Community Center, June 21st, 19:30-22:00

Reading: Reading with Jodie Hollander, Octavo’s Book Cafe and Wine Bar, May 28th, 17:30-19:00

Facilitating: Roath Writers, The Gate Arts & Community Center, May 9th, 7:30-9pm

Book Launch: Joint Book Launch with Natalie Ann Holborow and Emily Blewitt, Cardiff Waterstones, April 27th, 7pm

Facilitating: Roath Writers, The Gate Arts & Community Center, April 11th, 7:30-9pm

Facilitating: Roath Writers, The Gate Arts & Community Center, March 14th, 7:30-9pm

Facilitating: Roath Writers, The Gate Arts & Community Center, March 7th, 7:30-9pm

Visiting Creative Writing Tutor: University of Jyväskylä, Finland, February 27th – March 3rd

Reading: Poetry, Hammer & Tongue Bristol, February 1st, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Notable Past Events (2016)

Hosting: Beer and Bards, Small Bar: Cardiff, December 12th, 7:30pm-10pm

Hosting: Collective, Little Man Coffee Co., December 1st, 7:30pm-10pm

Reading: Poetry, Walls: The Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival, Wales Millennium Centre – Glanfa Stage, November 21st, 4:15pm

Reading: Poetry, Pontardawe Arts Centre, November 8th, 7:30-9:30pm

Speaking/Facilitating:  ‘I will never forget’ – An Introduction to Creative Writing, Grief and Memory, DrugFAM’s 8th Annual National Bereaved by Addiction Conference, Holiday Inn in High Wycombe, October 1st, 2:50pm

Reading: Poetry, Penarth Acoustic Club, Penarth Conservative Club, September 16th, 8pm

Reading & Facilitating: Poems & community workshop in response to the Semi-Detached exhibition, Arcade Cardiff, August 24th, 6pm-8pm

Reading: Parthian’s New Generation Summer Reading Party, Octavio’s Book Cafe and Wine Bar, July 26th, 6pm-8pm

ReadingGuest Reader – Cardiff Launch of Annette C. Boehm’s The Knowledge Weapon, The Roath Park Pub, July 24th, 7pm-9:30pm

Reading: Terry Hetherington Young Writers 2016 Award Ceremony, Dylan Thomas Centre, June 24th, 7pm

Facilitating: Mess up the Mess: SLAM Poetry Workshop, Llanelli, April 20th, 4pm-6pm

Reading: Poetry, Hidden Now Heard Project: Ely Hospital Spoken Word Evening, Little Man Coffee Co, April 7th, 6pm-7:30pm

Cardiff University Representative (Postgraduate Course Booth): Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), LA Convention Centre (California, USA), March 29th-April 3rd, 9am-5pm

Workshop: Poetry, Creative Writing Society – Cardiff University, March 10th, 7pm-9pm

Hosting: How to Exit a Burning Building Launch – Part II, Little Man Coffee Co., March 4th, 7pm-9pm

Workshop: Death Writing, Cardiff MADE, February 24th, 7:00-9pm

Reading: Poetry, Penarth Acoustic Club, Penarth Conservative Club, February 19th, 8pm

Reading: Poetry, The Lonely Crowd: Winter Reading, Little Man Coffee Co,  February 4th, 7pm

Reading: Poetry, The Cardiff Review Launch Party, Cardiff MADE,  January 11th, 7pm

Notable Past Events (2015)

Launch (Editor): How to Exit a Burning Building, Parthian Festive Book Fair, December 13th, 2:30pm

Reading: Poetry, Parthian Festive Book Fair, Chapter,  December 12th, 8:30pm

Reading: Poetry at Megaverse at Oxjam, Urban Tap House, November 29th, 3-5pm

Talk: Cardiff University Postgraduate Open Day – MA/PhD Opportunities, John Percival Building – Cardiff University, November 25th, 2pm

Workshop: Death Writing, November 25th, Cardiff MADE, 7:00-9pm

Workshop: Death Writing, October 28th, Cardiff MADE, 7:00-9pm

Hosting: A Made in Roath Retrospective: Book Launch and Open Mic, October 25th, Waterloo Tea Gardens, 6:30-8:30pm

Workshop: Death Writing, September 30th, Cardiff MADE, 7:00-9pm

Reading: Cardiff Creative Writers Visiting Writers Series, Waterloo Tea Gardens: Wyndham Arcade, September 28th, 8pm

Facilitating: Dignity Workshop on behalf of Interlink & Making Minds, Pontypridd YMCA, September 3rd, 2:30-4:30pm

Facilitating: Dignity Workshop on behalf of Interlink & Making Minds, Pontypridd YMCA, September 2nd, 2:30-4:30pm

Reading: Poetry at Megaverse at Cardiff HUB Festival, Urban Tap House, August 29th, 3-6pm

Workshop: Death Writing, August 26th, Cardiff MADE, 7:00-9pm

Reading: Poetry, British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) Conference, Tintern Abbey, July 18th, 4:15pm

Hosting:Solstice SLAM and Festival After Party, CF24 Project , June 21st, 9pm-12am

Hosting: Step-by-Step Book Launch and Open Mic, The Gate Arts & Community Centre , June 20th, 7:30-10pm

Reading: Octopoet, Coffi House , June 19th, 7:30-10pm

Workshop: Death Writing, May 27th, Cardiff MADE, 7:00-9pm

Reading: Headliner for the Open Mic Spoken Word Extravaganza, Ye Olde Murenger House, May 20th, 7:30-10pm

Workshop: Cam wrth gam/Step by Step, The Living Room,  May 16th, 12pm-2pm

Reading: Megaverse Poetry Reading, Temporary Autonomous Art Cardiff (TAA), May 1st, 6:30-9pm

Workshop: Death Writing, April 29th, Cardiff MADE, 7:00-9pm

Cardiff University Representative (Postgraduate Course Booth): Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Minneapolis Convention Center (USA), April 8th – April 11th, 9am-5pm

Facilitating: Creative Writing Session, Huggard, April 1st, 5:00-7pm

Workshop: Cam wrth gam/Step by Step, The Living Room,  March 28th, 12pm-2pm

Workshop: Death Writing, March 25th, Cardiff MADE, 7:00-9pm

Delegate: Lapidus Day: Writing for Wellbeing Conference, March 14th, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, 10am – 6pm

Facilitating: Creative Writing Session, Huggard, March 6th, 5:00-7pm

Facilitating: Writing Our Lives: Final Session, Butetown Arts and History Centre, March 8th, 2-4pm

Presentation: A Warm Welsh Welcome: What to Expect from Wales, Cardiff and Celtic English Academy, JeyStudy Teachers’ Forum (Ekaterinburg, Russia), February 28th, 10:40am-12:40pm

Workshop: Death Writing, February 25th, Cardiff MADE, 7:00-9pm

Workshop: Cam wrth gam/Step by Step, The Living Room,  February 21st, 12pm-2pm

Facilitating: Creative Writing Session, Huggard, February 20th, 5:00-7pm

Presentation: OMG FAM Trip and Presentation Skills, English UK Marketing Conference, February 6th, 9:30am-5pm

Facilitating: Creative Writing Taster Session, Huggard, January 30th, 5:00-7pm

Speaking: PUBlic Uni Night, Chapter, January 29th, 7:30-9pm

Workshop: Cam wrth gam/Step by Step, The Living Room,  January 10th, 12pm-2pm

Notable Past  Events (2014)

Talk/Workshop: Professional Practice and Research Methods – Talk with Students, Cardiff Metropolitan University, December 3rd, 12pm-1pm

Reading: Cardiff Christmas Bazaar, The Abacus, November 29th, 11:30-12pm

Talk: Cardiff University Postgraduate Open Day – MA/PhD Opportunities, John Percival Building – Cardiff University, November 26th, 4pm

Talk: IGNITE Cardiff: Writing Grief, the Glee Club, November 19th, 6pm-9pm

Workshop: Playing with Words – Transforming Teachers into Writers, NAWE Conference, November 15th, 3:00pm

Reading: Do Not Go Gentle Festival, Mozarts Bar, October 24th, 9pm-10pm

Reading: It’s My Shout: Film Fest Cymru 2014, Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, October 12th, Time TBC

Hosting (co-hosting with Julie Pritchard): Roath Writers Anthology Launch, Rhyme and Real Ale, The Mackintosh Sports Club, September 8th, 7:30-8:45pm

Reading: Megaverse (as part of the HUB Festival), Cardiff Fashion Quarter, August 24th, 6pm onwards

Paper Presentation: ‘Death Writing’, Great Writing Conference 2014, Imperial College London, June 28th, 2:45pm

Reading: Solve et Coagula Exhibition Opening, Modern Alchemists Gallery, June 20th, 7:30pm

Poster Presentation: CDAS Conference 2014: Social Death, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, June 7th, 11:15am

Reading: The Ghastling Launch, Gwdihw, May 18th, 7pm

Workshop (co-leading with Clare Potter, Bob Walton, and Shelagh Weeks): Creative Writing for Key Stage 2 & 3 Pupils, St. Fagans Museum, March 19th, daytime

Hosting: What thing is Love? : An Evening of Spoken Word, Cardiff MADE, February 22nd, 7:30-10:30pm

Reading: Dream Catcher Magazine Launch, According to McGee, February 1st, 1pm-5pm

Exhibition: mikst, ATTIC, January 24th, 7-9pm

Past Series (2014)

Death Writing Workshop Series: Cardiff MADE, April – July 2014

City Writing Workshop Series (co-lead with Emma Metcalf): Cardiff Story Museum, February – May 2014

Relaxation and Reflection Workshop Series (co-leading with Charlotte Nock): The Natural Health Clinic, January – June 2014

Landscape Writing Winter Series (co-leading with Emma Metcalf):  the Ciliau, November (2013) – February (2014)

Notable Past Events (2013)

Workshop: Modern Poet’s Toolkit, Peripeteia, November 13th, 7-8pm

Hosting: Voices of Roath Open Mic: Autumn Edition, The Pot Cafe, October 19th, 8-10pm

Reading (Feature Poet): Back of the Pub Poetry Club, the Tair Pluen, October 20th, 7pm

Workshop: Death Writing Cafe, ATTIC, October 23rd, 7-9pm

Workshop: Art and Poetry, Aberdare Girls School, July 16th, Full Day

Reading: Poetry, Alternative Modernisms Conference, Cardiff University, May 15th, 8pm

Workshop: Past and Present Walking and Writing Workshop in Aberdare, Half Moon, May 18th, 11-3pm

Poetry Judge: Cardiff Women’s Aid Creative Writing Competition, Deadline: May 31st, 2013

Workshop: Interpretations, Made in Spring, Milkwood Gallery, May 4th, 10am-12pm

Hosting: Open Mic, Made in Spring, Milgi Lounge, May 5th, 7-9pm

Workshop: Creative Spark, Golley Slater, March 11th, 11-3:00pm

Workshop: Flash Fiction, Peripeteia, February 27th, 7-8pm

Workshop: Teaching Creativity through English Language: Professional Workshop, Celtic School, February 27th, 2-5pm

Workshop: Performance Poetry: Get Into It, Cardiff University Creative Writing Society, February 26th, 7-9pm

Workshop: Expectations & Memories: Taffs Well to Castell Coch Writing and Walking Workshop, Half Moon, February 23rd, 10-3pm

Reading & Workshop: Poems for National Library Day, Llanrumney Library, February 9th, 10-12pm

Workshop: Performance Poetry: The Basics, Cardiff University Creative Writing Society, February 5th, 7-9pm

Notable Past Series (2013)

Landscape Writing Summer Series (co-leading with Emma Metcalf): the Ciliau, April-August

MARGIN Writer’s Response Group: ATTIC, February – July

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