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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 23rd May
Elaine Feinstein - Azerbaijani-UK Poetry Night: Level 6 Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT: 7 -9pm: Book Tickets
The European Azerbaijani Society (TEAS) presents an evening of readings from some of the greatest Azerbaijani poets and leading British poets Elaine Feinstein, Ruth Padel, Fiona Sampson and David Harsent. There will also be readings of Elaine's translation of verses by Nigar Hasan-Zadeh

Thursday 25th May
Peter Hughes: Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, University of Cambridge, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP: 7.30pm: Free
Join us for the launch of Peter Hughes' Cavalcanty, contemporary translations of Guido Cavalcanti's 13th century Tuscan songs, with Kat Peddie

Saturday 27th May
Sinead Morrissey at poetryEast: London Buddhist Centre, 51 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 0HU: 7.30pm: Book Tickets
Reading from her new collection On Balance

Saturday 27th May
Rebecca Goss: Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival, Sterts Arts Centre & Theatre, Upton Cross PL14 5AZ: 2 - 3.30pm: Book Tickets
Featuring Jos Smith, in association with Guillemot Press

Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th June
Vahni Capildeo - INISH Island Conversations: Inishbofin Community Centre, Inishbofin Island, Connemara, Co. Galway: Book Tickets

Sunday 4th June
Caroline Bird: Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay St, Edinburgh EH3 9AX: 7.30pm: Book Tickets
Lyceum Variety Nights and Flint and Pinch Productions present an evening of poetry, music, dance and more

Monday 5th June
Elaine Feinstein at Exiled Lit Cafe: Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL: 7.30pm: More info here
Under an Idyllic English Sky: Writing Britain Now with Exiled and Non-Exiled Writers

Tuesday 6th June
Alison Brackenbury at Ledbury Poetry Salon: The Panelled Room, The Master's House, St Katherine's, Bye Street, Ledbury HR8 1EA: 7 - 9pm: More info here
With open mic

Tuesday 6th June
Karen McCarthy Woolf at The Print Room, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB: 7.30pm: Book Tickets
A preview of Karen's upcoming new collection Seasonal Disturbances, plus readings from Daljit Nagra and Kayo Chingonyi

Wednesday 7th June
Martina Evans: Salisbury Arts Festival, Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7RA: 8pm: Book Tickets
With Liz Berry, Richard Douglas Pennant, Stuart Silver & Marios Takoushis

Wednesday 7th June
Poetry London Summer Readings ft. Vahni Capildeo: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG: 7pm: Book Tickets
Poetry London celebrates the publication of its summer issue with readings from Emily Berry, Andrew McMillan & Rachael Allen

Thursday 8th June
Sinead Morrissey: Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1: More info TBC here

Friday 9th June
Sinead Morrissey: Cork City Gaol, Sunday's Well, Cork City: 8pm: Book Tickets
Sinead launches her new collection On Balance, introduced by Ireland Professor of Poetry Eilean Ni Chuilleanain

Friday 9th June
Mary O'Malley & Paula Meehan: Howth Literary Arts Festival, Howth Castle, Howth Demesne, Dublin: 6 - 7pm: Book Tickets
In conversation with Nerys Williams

Wednesday 14th June
Matthew Welton & Thomas A. Clark: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE: More info TBC here

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, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL: 7.30 - 9pm: Book Tickets
With Hannah Lowe, and Dove Cottage Young Poets Emily Humble and Seren Parkman

Friday 16th June
Sinead Morrissey & Tara Bergin at Belfast Book Festival, Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NH: 8.30pm: Book Tickets
Sinead and Tara will launch their new collections On Balance and The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx. Featuring Jacob Polley

Friday 16th June
Kate Miller: St Johns Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY: 7.15pm: More info here
The premiere of Waterloo Sunrise, a poem in six parts newly commissioned for the Waterloo Festival in association with Southwark Stanza

Saturday 17th June
Tim Liardet at Kendal Poetry Festival, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL: 7 - 8.30pm: Book Tickets
With Kathryn Maris, and Dove Cottage Young Poets Rosa Matarewicz and Bethany Latham

Saturday 17th June
William Letford: Borders Book Festival, Douglas Home Marquee, St Mary's Road, Melrose TD6: 8 - 10.15pm: Book Tickets
An evening of music and poetry featuring Jenny Lindsay and Sabrina Mahfouz

Friday 23rd June
Vahni Capildeo at the Ted Hughes Poetry Festival: 6.30 - 9.30pm: Book Tickets
Opening night of the festival with Simon Armitage & Mike O'Brien

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

Thursday 29th June
Elaine Feinstein & Tara Bergin: Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0RY: More info TBC here
Part of the John Rylands Research Institute annual conference - 'Archival Afterlives' focusing on archives relating to post-war poetry

Friday 30th June
Alison Brackenbury: Ledbury Poetry Festival: 5 - 6.30pm: Book Tickets
21 years of Ledbury Poetry Festival showcase and celebration

Saturday 1st July
Sinead Morrissey: Stoney Woods Festival, Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim, Ireland: More info here
With Monica Cornish & Teresa B. Lally

Sunday 2nd July
Vahni Capildeo - Refugee Tales: Walton on Thames to Kingston (8 miles): Full info here
Lunchtime event: St John's, Hampton Wick, Church Grove, KT1 4AL: 1.30 - 2.30pm
Evening event: All Saints Church, Market Place, Kingston KT1 1JP: 7.45pm

Sunday 2nd July
Mslexia - Meet the Poetry Editors: Ledbury Poetry Festival: 11am - 12pm: Book Tickets
Informal Q&A session featuring Carcanet and PN Review editor Luke Allen

Friday 7th July
Vahni Capildeo: Ledbury Poetry Festival: 5 - 6.30pm: Book Tickets
A reading with Denise Riley and hosted by Ursula Owen

Saturday 8th July
Vahni Capildeo workshop: Ledbury Poetry Festival: 10am - 12pm: Book Tickets
This workshop builds on Vahni Capildeo’s continuing engagement with the late Guyanese revolutionary and enigmatic poet Martin Carter

Saturday 8th July
Sasha Dugdale: Ledbury Poetry Festival: 7.45 - 8.45pm: Book Tickets
Sasha introduces and talks about the research behind her Forward Prize-winning poem 'Joy' which will be read by Call the Midwife actress Linda Bassett

Sunday 9th July
Tara Bergin: Ledbury Poetry Festival: 11am - 12pm: Book Tickets
With Helen Mort

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th July
Caroline Bird: Port Eliot Festival, St Germans, Saltash PL12 5ND: More info TBC here

Thursday 10th August
Sinead Morrissey: Scottish Summer School, Edinburgh: More info TBC

Thursday 31st August
Caroline Bird: Sheffield Wordlife: More info TBC here

Saturday 2nd September
Caroline Bird: Hebden Bridge: More info TBC

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

Saturday 9th September
Caroline Bird: Wardrobe Theatre, 25 West Street, Bristol BS2 0DF: More info TBC

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

Thursday 28th September
Caroline Bird: Literary Dundee: More info TBC

Friday 29th September
Caroline Bird: Flint and Pitch, Edinburgh:More Info TBC

Saturday 30th September
Caroline Bird: Wigtown Book Festival: 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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