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Past Events (2017)

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

Facilitating: Home and Landscape Creative Writing Workshop for Cardiff University MA students, Gregynog Hall, December 12th, 11:30-1pm

Reading: Guest Reader, Milieu Cardiff, Flute and Tankard, December 9th, 7pm-10:30pm

Reading: Short Guest Reader, Seren Books – First Thursday, Chapter Arts Centre, December 6th, 7:30pm

Reading: Feature reading with Carla Drysdale and Elizabeth Coleman, Books Books Books (Lausanne, Switzerland), December 2nd, 3:00-4:30pm

Hosting: Collective, Little Man Coffee Co., November 29th, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Reading: Guest Reader, Wild Words at the Wheatsheaf – Parthian’s Pop-Up Poetry Festival, The Wheatsheaf in London, November 25th, 3-6pm

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

Facilitating: Creative Writing Taster Session, Solas Cymru – Footsteps to Recovery, November 20th, 6:00-8pm

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

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

Teaching/Reading: Guest Teacher and Poet (2 x AP English Classes & 1 x 10th Grade English Class), Central Bucks West High School, November 9th, 9:30-2:30pm

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

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

Professional Feedback: Creative Writing Masterclass, Cardiff MADE, October 21st, 2pm-4pm

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