For me, poetry is all about engaging with an audience, sharing ideas, and making connections. This page is where you’ll find news of forthcoming gigs – I’ll update it as necessary every few weeks – and any other bits and pieces of poetry news I have to share. Here’s what’s happening in November…

November 3rd, Walsall.
A busy night at Yes We Cant.
We’ve a brilliant headliner, Lorna Meehan, and an excellent ‘Alf Ender, John Lawrence.
And a chance to chat with Apples & Snakes Midlands’ rep, Owen Craven-Griffiths from 6pm onwards.
Not bad, eh?

November 6th, Manchester.
Myself and Emma Purshouse are special guests at Word Central.
In Manchester Central Library from 6pm.

November 9th, Stoke-on-Trent.
Make your way to Hanley, where I’ll be leading a workshop
at the Central Library. 11.45am start.

November 20th, Birmingham.
I’m guest poet at Whisky & Words, in the Jewellery Quarter.
Free entry.

November 23rd, Shrewsbury
The pandemonialists present the 3rd Shrewsbury Poetry Slam.
4pm at The Hive. Tickets on sale here.

November 26th, Wolverhampton.
It’s time for PASTA once again, at the Arena Theatre. 7pm.

November 30th, Chesterfield.
Myself and Emma Purshouse are the guest poets
at the Independent Electric Group’s poetry night at Chesterfield Labour Club.
8pm start.

I’ll add further dates to this as and when they come in, but November’s looking pretty busy. Will December keep up? (let’s be honest, with a general election *and* Xmas in the same month, that’s a little bit unlikely)