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Photo of Sinéad Morrissey reading at the T S Eliot Prize Award Ceremony, January 2014 All event details are correct at the time of posting, but check the event websites for any last-minute cancellations or changes.


Pictured: Sinéad Morrissey reading from
Parallax at the T S Eliot Prize Award Ceremony, January 2014. Photograph by Adrian Pope
Friday 18th August
Vahni Capildeo at Hull University, more details TBC

Saturday 19th August
William Letford - Edinburgh International Book Festival: 12.30 - 1.30pm: Book Tickets
Luke Wright guides us through 350 topical years of Poets Laureate – from Dryden to Duffy – as five brilliant contemporary poets perform their work and make a bid for a Laureateship of their own choosing. Featuring William Letford, Kayo Chingonyi, Jenny Lindsay, Richard Osmond and Deanna Rodger

Monday 21st August
Moya Cannon: Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil

Tuesday 22nd August
David Kinloch & Richard Price - Edinburgh International Book Festival: 3.30 - 4.30pm: Book Tickets
Chaired by Stuart Kelly

Tuesday 22nd August
Vahni Capildeo - Cambridge Literary Review Launch, London Review Bookshop, London: Book Tickets
Four of the most interesting poets working today will be reading at the bookshop to mark the publication of the Cambridge Literary Review 10. Vahni will be joined by Drew Milne, Eley Williams and Luke Roberts.

Tuesday 22nd August
Moya Cannon: University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Friday 25th August
Sinéad Morrissey - Edinburgh International Book Festival: 7 - 8pm: Book Tickets
Sinéad reads from her new Forward Prize-shortlisted collection On Balance with Michael Symmons Roberts who will be reading from his collection Mancunia

Saturday 26th August
Sasha Dugdale and Rebecca Goss - 'Poets for the Common Good', Greenbelt Festival, 3:45pm: Book tickets
More info here.

Tuesday 29th August
Sinead Morrissey at Kilkenny Arts Festival, Town Hall Theatre, Galway, 8pm: Book tickets
Hosted by Paul Muldoon and house band Rogue Oliphant with singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke, novelist Paul Murray and T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Sinead Morrissey.

Thursday 31st August
Caroline Bird - Sheffield Wordlife, Dina Venue, 32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP: 7:30pm, Book tickets
The Sheffield date for Caroline and Rachel McCrum's UK Tour. They will be joined by Helen Mort and Rachel Bower.

Thursday 31st August - Sunday 3rd September
Kei Miller at Reverse Festival, Copenhagen
Stay tuned to their facebook page for more information.

Thursday 31st August
Dennis O'Driscoll Collected Poems Launch: Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre, O'Connell House, 58 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2: 6 -7.30pm
An evening to celebrate the life and works of one of Ireland's best loved poets. Speakers include John Greening, John F. Deane, Mary O'Malley, Peter Jay, Peter Sirr, Peter Fallon, Thomas McCarthy and Eileen Battersby, the lead Literary critic of the Irish Times. Please rsvp to katie@carcanet.co.uk

Saturday 2nd September
Caroline Bird - Wainsgate Chapel, Wainsgate Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8SU: 3pm
As part of Caroline's tour with Rachel McCrum. The two highly esteemed poets will be reading from their newest collections, tickets available on the door. More info here.

Sunday 3rd September
Eavan Boland at Kilkenny Arts Festival, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 7:30pm: Book tickets
Hosted by Paul Muldoon and house band Rogue Oliphant with singer-songwriter Paul Brady, singer Camille O'Sullivan, novelist Jennifer Johnston and poet Eavan Boland.

Thursday 7th September
Caroline Bird: Verse Clique, Roundhouse, London: More info TBC

Thursday 7th September
John Gallas and Peter Hughes - The Little Sublime Comedy and Cavalcanty Launch, The Book Hive, Norwich
Join these two fantastic poets as they launch their new collections. More info TBC here.

Saturday 12th September
Caroline Bird: Wardrobe Theatre, 25 West Street, Bristol BS2 0DF: More info TBC

Wednesday 13th September
Caroline Bird - In These Days of Prohibition Book Launch at The Old Vic, London
Join Caroline at the London launch of her latest collection. After the reading there will also be a signing. Tickets available here.

Thursday 14th September
Adam Crothers - Shakespeare and Company, 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France, 7:00pm: Book tickets
Adam Crothers will be joined by Kerrie O'Brien

Saturday 16th September
Owen Lowery: Nairn Book Festival, Inverness, Scotland: More info TBC here

Sunday 20th September
Oli Hazzard - Poetry London Autumn Launch, King's Place, London, 6pm: Book tickets
To celebrate the launch of Poetry London's autumn issue, Oli will be reading alongside Nuar Alsadir and Liz Berry, while the evening is hosted by Sarah Howe.

20th - 23rd September
Caroline Bird - International Poetry Festival of Rosario, Argentina
More details TBC.

Monday 21st September
Forward Prize Ceremony, Southbank Centre London, 7pm
Book tickets here.

Tuesday 26th September
To be held at Waterstones Gower Street, tickets available here

Thursday 28th September
Caroline Bird - Literary Dundee, Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University, 1-3 Bell Street, Dundee: 7pm
More info TBC

Thursday 28th September
Tara Bergin - Dublin Launch of The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx: Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1: 7pm: Book Tickets

Thursday 28th September
Owen Lowery, Claudine Toutoungi and David Morley - National Poetry Day Blackwell's Poetry Fiesta, Blackwells Bookshop, Oxford
As part of this year's National Poetry Day celebrations, Blackwells is proud to present an all day Poetry Jamboree in their beautiful Norrington Room! More info here.

Thursday 28th September
Rory Waterman - Sarajevo Roses Launch, Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham: 7:00pm
Rory will be launching his latest collection Sarajevo Roses, alongside Kathryn Daszkiewicz and Andrew Taylor. You can get more information here. The event is free but you must book tickets by contacting fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Friday 29th September
Caroline Bird: Flint and Pitch, The Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate, Edinburgh, 7pm: Book tickets
Caroline Bird and Rachel McCrum continue their tour in Edinburgh.

Saturday 30th September
Vahni Capildeo - 'Who goes there?', Poetry Book Fair Masterclass, Conway Hall, London
Vahni Capildeo looks at how to navigate voice, identity and subject. More information and tickets available here.

Saturday 30th September
Michael Schmidt - 'What gets found in translation?' Poetry Book Fair Masterclass, Conway Hall, London: 11:30am - 2pm
More information and tickets are available here.

Thursday 5th October
Film Screening of Robert Minhinnick and Eamon Bourke's Diary of the Last Man, Crickhowell Literary Festival, Crickhowell High School, New Road, Crickhowell: Book tickets
Eamon Burke's film delves deep into the themes of Robert Minhinnick's poetry in search of the man himself.

Saturday 7th October
Trinity Poets launch: Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1TQ: More info TBA

Saturday 7th October
Sinead Morrissey and Tara Bergin - Poetry Book Society Showcase, Durham Book Festival, Durham
More details TBC here.

Monday 9th October
Sinead Morrissey - Manchester Literature Festival, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Bridge Street, Manchester, M13 9PL: 7:30pm, Book tickets
Sinead will be reading alongside Douglas Dunn and Vona Groake.

Tuesday 10th October
Tara Bergin - Bristol Poetry Festival, Bristol
More information TBC here.
Saturday 14th October

Thursday 12th October
Moya Cannon - Reading at American Conference of Irish Studies, Spokane, Washington State, USA
More info tbc.

Saturday 14th October
Caroline Bird - Manchester Literature Festival, Halle St Peters, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF: 2:30pm
Caroline will be reading alongside George Szirtes with music played by ANDCHUCK, a dynamic young jazz quartet. Tickets are free but booking is advised.

Saturday 14th October
Vahni Capildeo at Poetry International Festival: Home is the Mouth of a Shark, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX, 4:30-5:30pm
From Homer to Warsan Shire, poetry has long explored the experiences of refugees and those forced to leave their homes. How can the powers of poetry deepen our understanding of the experience of those forced to leave, and restore our sense of shared humanity. Vahni will be joined by Athena Farrokhzad (Nordic Matters) and Chorman Hardi. More info and ticket tbc here.

Saturday 14th October
Michael Schmidt at Poetry International Festival: The Lives of Poets, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX, 1:30-2:30pm
From Hughes and Plathto Walcott and beyond, a panel of poets and literary experts discuss and debatehow important the lives of poets are when it comes to reading their work. Michael will be joined by Anne Carson and others. More info and tickets tbc here.

Sunday 15th October
Vahni Capildeo at Poetry International Festival: Royal Festival Hall Reading, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX, 3-4:30pm
In a gathering of major international voices, this Royal Festival Hall reading transports the audience across the globe, and celebrates the transformative power of poetry. Vahni will be joined by Claudia Rankine, Arundhati Subramaniam, Joy Harjo, Sjon, Chorman Hardi, Yang Lian and Anne Carson. More info and ticket tbc here.

Sunday 15th October
Karen McCarthy Woolf at Poetry International Festival: Eco-Poetry: Poetry and Climate Change, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX, 12-1pm
Poetry has long been concerned with our relationship to the natural world, but how is it responding to the challenge of climate change. Karen will be joined by Sjon and Anne Carson. More info and tickets tbc here.

Monday 16th October
Alison Brakenbury at the Wellington Festival, Wellington Criket Club, Haygate Road, Wellington, TF1 2BW, 7:30pm: Tickets here.
Alison will be reading alongside BJ Edwards and Augustus Stephens.

Monday 16th October
Tara Bergin - Manchester Literture Festival, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Manchester, M13 9PL: 8:00pm, Book tickets
Tara will be reading alongside Collette Bryce, and the evening will be hosted by John McAuliffe.

Tuesday 17th October
Karen McCarthy Woolf at Bristol Poetry Festival, The Mackay, Bristol
Karen will be reading alongside Rishi Dastadar. More info TBC here.

Friday 18th October
Film Screening of Robert Minhinnick and Eamon Burke's Diary of the Last Man, at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London
Caught by the River will be screening Eamon Burke's new film based on the newest poetry collection by Robert Minhinnick. Buy tickets here.

Thursday 12th October
Moya Cannon: American Conference of Irish Studies, Spokane, Washington State, USA

Saturday 21st October
Tara Bergin - Bridlington Festival, Bridlington
More information TBC.

Friday 27th October
Vahni Capildeo - Finzi Lecture, University of Reading
Details TBC

Sunday 29th October
Vahni Capildeo - 'Walking Cities' at International Festival of Authors in Toronto, Canada
More info available here.

Tuesday 31st October
James Davies - The Other Room Reading Series, The Castle Hotel Manchester
Reading for James Davies newest collection, stack. More details TBC here.

Thursday 2nd November
Adam Crothers - Tom Quinlan Lecture and a reading, New York
More details TBC here.

Saturday 4th November
Adam Crothers and Sinead Morrissey - Donaghy Theatre, 553 West 51st Street, New York, 5pm
Adam and Sinead will be joined by Terrance Hayes. Tickets are free but must be reserved here.

Saturday 4th November
Karen McCarthy Woolf at Poetry in Aldeburgh, Peters Pears Gallery, 2:30-3:30pm
Poetry School 4x4 Reading, more details TBA here.

Sunday 5th November
Karen McCarthy Woolf and Mimi Khalvati at Poetry in Aldeburgh, Jubilee Hall, 2:30-3:30pm
Poetry School at 20, more details TBA here.

Sunday 5th November
Kate Miller at Poetry in Aldeburgh
More detail TBA here.

Tuesday 7th November
Tara Bergin - The Print Room at The Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB
More information available here.

Thursday 9th November
Moya Cannon: Allingham Festival, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal: More info TBC here

Saturday 11th November
Vahni Capildeo - Captain Beefheart Tribute, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool: Book tickets
An evening to celebrate the artistry of Captain Beefheart

Saturday 18th November
Vahni Capildeo - Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow
More details TBC here.

Tuesday 21st November
Vahni Capildeo - 'Entropics' Reading Series at University of Southhampton
More information TBC here.

Wednesday 29th November
Tara Bergin - Arvon Writers Course 'Poetry: The Difficult Second Album', Lumb Bank: Book Tickets
Join Tara Bergin, Helen Mort and Bill Herbert on the challenges a poet can face as they progress through their career.

Thursday 30th November
Moya Cannon: North West Words, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal: More info TBC here

Monday 4th December
Vahni Capildeo - 'Creative Conversations' Series at University of Glasgow
More information TBC here.

Wednesday 24th January
Vahni Capildeo - Goldsmiths Poetry Reading
More information TBC here.
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