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I've done many readings around the country and abroad, including appearances at The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, StAnza, cambridgewordfest, the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, for Poetry London magazine, Poetry-next-the-Sea Festival, The Troubadour, The Voice Box at the South Bank and many more. I've also led workshops at venues and festivals around the country and for many different age groups and abilities.

Readings & Events Diary

Date Venue Event
23 Oct, 2010, 10.30-4.30
The Poetry School, 81 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX

Enigmatic Encounters: poetry workshop

Price: £53, £41 (60+), £35 (concs)

Level: advanced

Poems are places of encounter – with landscape and the wild, with other people and ghosts, with our hidden selves. From Keats’ 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' to Burnside’s uncanny angels and mice, this workshop will look at some key examples of poems of encounter and the surprising, dramatic and intense worlds they create. A series of exercises will help you explore the power of a ‘Strange Meeting’ and how it can change the poet and the poem.

To book: call 0207 582 1679 or online
29 Nov - 4 Dec
Lumb Bank, Arvon Centre, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge
THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED - but contact Arvon if you'd like to be put on a waiting list

Finding inspiration

Want to write but don’t know where to start? Then join us for a week of creative brainstorming. Through a mixture of practical exercises and discussion we’ll look at how you can take the raw material of life – objects, memories, dreams, desires and personal experience – and turn it into engaging stories and poems.