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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
Tuesday 28th March
Joey Connolly Long Pass Manchester launch: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY: 7pm: Book Tickets
Joey will be reading alongside Rory Gleeson and Alys Conran

Thursday 30th March
Elaine Feinstein at the Lit Cafe: JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET: 8pm: Book Tickets
In conversation with Fiona Sampson

Friday 31st March
Alison Brackenbury: Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS: 6.30 - 8.30pm: Book Tickets

Saturday 1st April
English PEN Modern Literature Festival: Venue One, Rich Mix, near Brick Lane, London: 2 - 9.30pm: More info here
Featuring readings from Carcanet poets:

4 - 5.30pm
Rod Mengham

7.30 - 9.30pm
Sasha Dugdale
Sandeep Parmar
Jeremy Noel-Tod
Matthew Welton
Vahni Capildeo

Thursday 6th April
Matthew Welton at Poets and Players Thursday Lates: Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER: 7 - 8.30pm: More info here
Featuring poetry from Luke Kennard and music from Michael Brailey

Thursday 6th April
Richard Price - Moon for Sale launch: Knowledge Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DB: 7.15 - 8.30pm: Book Tickets
Also featuring artist and poet Victoria Bean

Thursday 6 April
Alison Brackenbury: Taunton Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Paul St, Taunton TA1 3PF: Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start: £5: More info here
Featuring readings of the prize-winning and commended poems from the Fire River Poets competition 2016. Refreshments available

Friday 7th April
Adam Crothers at Spur Festival: Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto ON M5R 1M6: 8pm: Book Tickets
Spur Festival presents a lively night of poetry and music direct from Ireland and Toronto's own vibrant Irish community

Monday 10th April
Expanded Translation feat. Vahni Capildeo: Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX: 6.30pm: Book Tickets
Poets Vahni Capildeo and Michael Zand read their work and discuss ideas around expanded translation

Tuesday 18th April
Eric Langley Raking Light launch: Topping & Co. Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews KY16 9HG: 8pm: Book Tickets
Eric Langley launches his debut collection as part of the bookshop's School of Night poetry series

Saturday 22nd April
Alain-Fournier Poems launch: Institut francais du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT: 4- 5pm: More details TBC here
Discover the poems of the author of beloved French classic Le Grand Meaulnes, read in French and English by translators Anthony Howell and Anthony Costello

Wednesday 26th April

Martina Evans & Mary O'Malley: Cuirt International Festival of Literature, Galway, Ireland: 8.30pm: More info TBC here

Friday 5th May
Peter Hughes & Rowan Williams: Magdalene College, University of Cambridge CB3 0AG: More info TBC

Saturday 6th May
Jane Draycott: Cheltenham Poetry Festival, St Andrew's Church, Cheltenham: 5 - 6pm: Book Tickets
Jane reads from her critically-acclaimed translation of the 14th century elegiac poem Pearl, and from her new collection The Occupant

Tuesday 9th May
Rory Waterman: Cheltenham Poetry Festival, The Muffin Man Ltd, Cheltenham GL50 3PE: 8.30 - 9.30pm: Book Tickets
Featuring Phil Bowen

Saturday 13th May
Sasha Dugdale: Cheltenham Poetry Festival, St Andrew's Church, Cheltenham: 2 - 3pm: Book Tickets
Sasha discusses the art of translation with poet and translator Alistair Noon

Saturday 13th May
Sasha Dugdale: Cheltenham Poetry Festival, St Andrews Church, Cheltenham: 3.30 - 4.30pm: Book Tickets
With Kathy Towers

Saturday 13th May
PN Review at the Poetry Magazine Fair: Holy Redeemer Church Hall, 24 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE: 11am - 4.30pm: Free
A new addition to the annual Free Verse Poetry Book Fair - come to our stall and say hi!

Thursday 18th May
Sinead Morrissey: Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast, BT9 5BW: More info TBC
Sinead's official goodbye to Queen's before transitioning to the University of Newcastle. Sinead will read from her new collection On Balance

Tuesday 6th June
Alison Brackenbury at Ledbury Poetry Festival: More info here

Tuesday 6th June
Karen McCarthy Woolf at The Print Room, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB: 7.30pm: Book Tickets
Featuring readings from Daljit Nagra and Kayo Chingonyi

Thursday 15th June
Jane Draycott & Jenny Lewis: Waterstones Cardiff, 2a The Hayes, Cardiff CF101WB: 7pm: More info here
An evening of poetry also featuring Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch

Friday 16th June
William Letford at Kendal Poetry Festival: More info TBC here

Friday 16th June
Sinead Morrissey & Tara Bergin at Belfast Book Festival: More info TBC here
Sinead and Tara will launch their new collections On Balance and The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx

Friday 23rd June
Vahni Capildeo at the Ted Hughes Poetry Festival: More info TBC here

Sunday 25th June
Moya Cannon at Cairde na Cruite International Harp Festival, An Grianan, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth
A reading featuring harpist Kathleen Loughnane

Monday 14th August
Gillian Clarke & Lorna Goodison: Edinburgh International Book Festival: 7.15pm: More info TBC here

Wednesday 16th August
Thomas A. Clark: Edinburgh International Book Festival: 10.15am: More info TBC here
With Jim Carruth

Tuesday 22nd August
David Kinloch & Richard Price: Edinburgh International Book Festival: 3.30pm: More info TBC here

Friday 25th August
Sinead Morrissey: Edinburgh International Book Festival: 7pm: More info TBC here

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

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





















































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