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2018

29 November Caversham Launch of Robin Thomas's "Momentary Turmoil" with guest poets Susan Utting and Elizabeth Crowdy.
Readings from 6pm at Nomad Bakery Café (formerly "Delicious") 10 Prospect Street Caversham, Reading RG4 8JG (07963 5634273)
Free entry: email robinthomas2@btinternet.com to claim your place.
Complimentary portion of Khachapuri; coffee and cakes at discounted prices.
 
19-20 October Torbay Festival of Poetry
Poetry Writing Workshop (19th) and Poetry Reading (20th)
Best Western Livermead Cliff Hotel, Sea Front, Torquay, Devon TQ2 6RQ
 
13 October Launch of Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology
6.30pm, The Reading Room, Bristol Central Library, Deanery Road, City Centre Bristol BS1 5TL
www.bristolprize.co.uk
 
7 October Reading at launch of Domestic Cherry Anthology, Swindon Festival of Poetry
8pm 'Tent Palace of the Delicious Air', Richard Jeffries Museum, Marlborough Road, Swindon SN3 6AA
www.poetryswindon.org/poetry-festival-2018
 
8-9 September Caversham Court Gardens Heritage Open Days - open air exhibition of commissioned poems and haiku
11am - dusk, Caversham Court Gardens, Church Road, Reading RG4 7AD. Free Entry.
 
22 July Guest reader at Dorothy Yamamoto's "Hands & Wings" event in aid of Freedom From Torture charity
3.00 pm, The Horspath Hub, The Old Chapel, The Green, Horspath OX33 1RP
£5 entry includes tea and cakes
www.horspath.org.uk/communityhub/chpage1.htm
 
9 July Guest reader for Winchester Loose Muse
7.30pm The Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB
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8 June Host at Reading's Poets' Café with guest poet Mona Arshi
8 for 8.30pm, South Street Arts, RG1 4QU
www.clairedyer.com/poets-cafe-2/
 
5 June Guest reader at launch of Patrick Osada's "How the Light Gets In"
7pm, St Mary's Hall, St Mary's Close, 14 High Street, Maidenhead SL6 1YY
 
26 May Festival of Suffolk Poetry
10am-12.30pm Poetry Writing Workshop
3pm "Poetry Doctor" Surgery
7.30pm Reading with Blake Morrison & Rebecca Watts
All events held at The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Stowmarket IP14 1ET
suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/taxonomy/term/123
 
6 May Nacera Guerin & Artist Friends' Poetry Evening
7.30pm
D:Two, 55-57 Market Place, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 211
Part of Henley Arts Trail 2018
www.henleyartstrail.com/2-nacera-guerin--friends.html
 
22 April Poets reading at "La Liberté d'Expression" Exhibition, hosted by Nacera Guerin and Jennifer Leach
7pm, The Old Fire Station Gallery, 66 Market Place, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AG
www.henleytowncouncil.gov.uk/The-Old-Fire-Station-Gallery.aspx#
 
14 April Reading for "Songs for the Unsung" Grey Hen Press Anthology launch
2-4 pm, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, RG1 3BQ
www.greyhenpress.com/events
 
25 March Guest reader at the Reading launch of Robin Thomas's 'Momentary Turmoil' published by Cinnamon Press
12.30pm, Great Expectations, 33, London treet, Reading RG14PS
www.relaxinnz.co.uk/reading/
 
19 March "Buildings of Nature" Reading University Creative Arts Anthology launch
6.15pm, Edith Morley/HumSS Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading RG6 6UR
 
20 February What Lies Behind the Poems: illustrated talk for U3A
2.30pm St Paul's Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

2017

8 December Host at Reading's Poets' Café with guest poet Maura Dooley, 8 for 8.30pm at South Street Arts, RG1 4QU
www.clairedyer.com/poets-cafe-2/
21 November Guest poet at Kent & Sussex Poetry Society's monthly meeting, plus open mic. 7.45pm at the Vittle and Swig, Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PT https://kentandsussexpoetry.com/
7 October Reading for WriteOutLoud Milestone Awards and Anthology launch, 1.30-2.30pm Long Compton Village, Warwickshire CV36 5JJ
15 September Reading for South Bank Poetry Magazine launch, 7 - 10pm at The Poetry Society, 33 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX.
9 September Caversham Court Gardens Heritage Open Day, exhibition of poems on trees.
Opening hours 11am - dusk at Caversham Court Gardens, Church Road, Reading RG4 7AD. Guided Tour booking 01189 545779
21 July Northern Launch of Half the Human Race hosted by Manky Poets, 7.30pm Chorlton Library, Manchester Road, Chorlton cum Hardy, Manchester M21 9PN (0161 881 3179).
26 June Coffee House Poetry Planet Earth readings, 8pm, The Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 9JA
"Wanting the Moon" judged Poem of the Night.
31 May Guest Poet at Chichester Poetry, 7.30 pm, New Park Community Arts Centre, New Park Rd, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7XY
chichesterpoetry.simplesite.com/420956925
20 May Open Studios - Caversham Artists and Friends' poetry reading: Susan Utting with Jean Watkins, Robin Thomas and Victoria Pugh, + open mic, 3pm at 14 Kidmore Road, Caversham, Reading
www.tworiverspress.com
10 May Guest Poet at "Loose Muse" London's Premiere Women Writers' Night, 7.30 for 8 pm upstairs at the Sun Pub, 21 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5RH
www.loose-muse.com
1 May Guest poet at Reading Tree Festival: Two Rivers Press poets reading poems about trees, hosted by Ashley Harrold, 2pm and 3pm in The Vinery, Caversham Court Gardens, Church Road Reading RG4 7AD.
29 April An evening with Nacera Guerin & Artist Friends at Henley Arts Trail, "Gender & Art" themed poetry readings at 7.30 pm, D:TWO, 55-57 Market Place, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AA.
27 April Guest Poet at "Words & Ears" 7.15 pm, The Swan Hotel, 1 Church Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN
www.dawngorman.co.uk/words-and-ears-whats-on-57
14 April Guest Poet at the Poets' Café, 8 for 8.30 pm, South Street Arts, 21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU
www.clairedyer.com/poets-cafe-2/
10 April "Half the Human Race: New & Selected Poems" the Swindon Launch, hosted by Hilda Sheehan and Sam Loveless, 6 - 9 pm at Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, Swindon SN3 6AA.
30 March First Oxford reading of Susan Utting's "Half the Human Race: New & Selected Poems", with Special Guests Anna-May Laugher and Claire Dyer. 7 for 7.30pm, Albion Beatnik Bookstore, Walton Street, Oxford.
www.albionbeatnik.co.uk/shop-events/
22 March Launch of "Fifty Ways to Fly" anthology of poems of flight. 7.30 for 8pm, upstairs at The Railway Pub, 3 Victoria Road, Teddington, TW11 OBB
20 March Guest Reader at the launch of A Roof Bursting with Stars Creative Arts Anthology, 6pm in the Van Emden Theatre, HumSS Edith Morley Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading
12 March Two Rivers Press launch "Half the Human Race: New & Selected Poems". 12.30-2 pm, The Library at Great Expectations, 33 London St, Reading RG1 4PS
www.tworiverspress.com
11 March Guest reader for the Grey Hen Press 10th Anniversary Celebration, 2-4 pm, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, RG1 3BQ
www.greyhenpress.com/events
28 February Interview on BBC Radio Berkshire's Bill Buckley Afternoon Show for the launch of "Half the Human Race: New & Selected Poems", 3pm.
Details from Two Rivers Press
13 January Host at Poets' Café with Holly Hopkins, 8 for 8.30pm at South Street Arts, RG1 4QU.
www.clairedyer.com/poets-cafe-2/

2016

16 December Host at Poets' Café with Katherine Maris, 8 for 8.30pm at South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
29 November Guest spot for Creative Writing Class at Bracknell & Wokingham College, 7.30pm at Woodley Hill House, Earley, Reading RG6 1HH
8 November Reading at Creative Arts Anthology Re-launch, 6pm, Room 106 HUMSS Building, Whiteknights Campus at Reading University
5 November "High Wire Act: Poetry of Flight" with Claire Dyer and Lesley Saunders, 10-11am in the Peter Pears Gallery, High Street, Aldeburgh, as part of the Poetry at Aldeburgh Festival 2016.
16 October Reading at Wells Festival of Literature, 3pm in the Conference Room, Bishop's Palace, Wells BA5 2PD
7 October Quiet Compere Poets at Swindon Poetry Festival, 7.30pm at the 'Tent Palace of the Delicious Air', Richard Jeffries Museum, Marlborough Road, Swindon SN3 6AA
1 October "From Where I'm Standing" Poetry Writing Workshop, 10.15am - 12.15pm at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA, in association with the Gallery's current Art and Ceramics exhibition:
www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk/event/from-where-i'm-standing
13 August Poetry reading + Zap Comedy on The Tree Stage, 12 noon for 12.30 at "Here Comes the Sun" Festival 11am-11pm at the Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST.
www.risingsunartscentre.org/events/here-comes-sun-2016
31 July The Poetry of Food at "Taste at the Top of the Town" Food Festival, 12 noon and 3.30pm with TV cook Brian Turner on the Main Stage, Market Place, Basingstoke RG21 7QD
29 June Reading with Reading Stanza team for "Stanza Bonanza". 7 - 9.30pm at The Poetry Café, The Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX
29 May Poetry reading with Three Two Rivers Poets - Susan Utting, Ian House, Kate Behrens, 7pm at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AA.
www.albionbeatnik.co.uk
8 May Caversham Arts Trail "Poetry in the Garden", 4pm at Venue 10, 14 Kidmore Road, Caversham, RG4 7LU
30 April An evening with Nacera Guerin & Artist Friends at Henley Arts Trail, 7-9pm, D:TWO, 55-57 Market Place, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AA.
23 April Poems for "A Sense of Place" Exhibition of 20th Century Landscapes, 12.30 pm, Madejski Gallery at Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH.
19 April Reading for Kent & Sussex Poetry Society, 8pm The Camden Centre, Market Square, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2SW.
1 March For Thames Valley Writers at Tilehurst, 7.30-9.30.

2015

25 Nov "Hands & Wings" Poems in aid of Freedom From Torture reading with Philip Pullman, 12 noon, The Norrington Room, Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford OX1 3VQ
29 Oct Reading with "Local Voices" at Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival, 7.30 pm, The King Alfred's Head, 31 Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AH
22 Oct Poems for "A Sense of Place" Exhibition of 20th Century Landscapes, 6.30 pm, Madejski Gallery at Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH. Exhibition runs till April 2016.
25 July Guest Poet at "Poetry Swindon Summer BBQ Party" - from 2pm at the Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Swindon, SN3 6AA
27 May "Stanza Bonanza" - 7pm at The Poetry Café, The Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX
18 May Reading at launch of "Old Belongings" Creative Arts Anthology, 6pm, Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading.
15 May "Shades of Meaning" reading for Grey Hen Press Chapbook launch, 7.30pm, The Queen's Larder, 1 Queen Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AR
03 May Poetry Reading for Henley Arts Trail - 8pm at D:TWO Café, 55-57 Market Place, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AA, (01491 577414).
26 Feb Guest Poet at "Words & Ears" 7.30 pm, The Swan Hotel, 1 Church Street, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN

 
2014

19 Dec High Wire Act: Poems of Flight with Claire Dyer & Lesley Saunders, 8 for 8.30pm at Poets' Café, South Street Arts, Reading RG1 4QU.
31 Oct Launch of The Interpreter's House #57, 7.30pm at Albion Beatnik Bookshop, 34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AU.
02 Oct Swindon Festival of Poetry, High Wire Act: Poems of Flight, 3.30pm, Lower Shaw Farm Swindon SN5 5PJ.
01 Aug Poems for Peace 7:30pm, Acton Court, Bristol BS37 9TL.
28 Jul 'The Arts of Peace': Poetry in the Garden 6:30pm, Museum of English Rural Life, Reading RG1 5EX.
28 Feb Bath Literature Festival, 2.00pm The Central Library, The Podium, Northgate Street, Bath BA1 5AL.
26 Feb Chichester Poetry, 7.30 pm at New Park Community Arts Centre, New Park Rd, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7XY.

2013

25 Oct Torbay Festival, Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay TQ2 6RQ
04 Oct Swindon Festival of Poetry, M4 Corridor Poetry, The Platform, Farringdon Road, Swindon, SN1 5BJ
24 Sep Guest reader at Fred & Blossom: Michael Bartholomew Biggs' launch, Woodley Library, RG5 4JA
05 Jul Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition Prize Giving and Adjudication Ware Arts Centre, Kibes Lane, Ware, Herts SG12
10 Jun Bath Week of Good Poetry, including launch of The Listening Walk Anthology and performance of Eye Lines with Trois-L
09 Jun Reading Poetry Festival: Two Rivers Press Poets, MERL, Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX
28 May Book Study Day, The Embrook School, Embrook Road, Wokingham RG41
22 May Stanza Bonanza, The Poetry Café, The Poetry Society, 22, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX
17 May Second Light Network Spring Festival, The Art Workers' Guild, 6, Queen Square, London WC1.
14 May Write Angle Poetry Night, The Square Brewery, Market Square, Petersfield, GU32 3HJ.
24 Apr The Shuffle, The Poetry Café, The Poetry Society, 22, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, LondonWC2H 9BX
26 Mar Toddington Poetry Society, Stockwood Park Golf Centre, Luton.
01 Mar 'Voices in the City 2013' at Bath LitFest, The Central Librry, The Podium, Northgate Street, City Centre, Bath BA1 5AL.
18 Feb 'Poetry Today' talk and discussion for Newbury U3A Group, Newbury, Berkshire.

2012

30/10 Warfield Arts Week, Poetry Evening with Patrick Osada and friends, Brownlow Hall, Newell Green, Warfield RG42 6AB.
22/10 Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court London SW5 www.coffeehousepoetry.org
21/10 Poets at the Albion Beatnik, Albion Beatnik Bookshop, 34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AA.
14/10 Wells Festival Day of Poetry, The Swan Hotel, Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2RX
09/10 Trois-La at Cheltenham Festival, The Strand Lounge, The Strand Hotel, High Street, Cheltenham.
04/10 A Mutual Friend - Two Rivers Press Poets at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, Camden Town, London WC1N.
04/10 First Swindon Festival of Poetry with Blue Gates Poets, Stars for National Poetry Day, Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1QG
27/09 Rhythm & Muse, The Grey Horse & Ram Jam Club, 46 Richmond Road, Kingston-upon-Thames.
13/09 Artswords at Swindon, Reading Room, Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1QG
12/09 Loose Muse at the Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2.
07/09 Can Openers Poetry, Bristol Old Vic Stalls Bar, King Street,Bristol, BS1 4DZ
07/09 Times of our Lives: Two Rivers Poets at Waterston’s, 6.30pm, Waterston’s’ Bookshop, Broad Street, Reading
27/06 Reading Writers’ Poetry Competition Prize Giving, RISC Centre, London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS
17/06 Whiteknights Studio Trail, Cloud Camera and Fair’s Fair, Venue 10, 24 New Road, Reading RG1 5JD.
16/06 Acumen Poetry Prize Shortlisted Poets, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Queen Square, Bath
31 05 Rhythm & Muse, Grey Horse & Ram Jam Club, 46 Richmond Road, Kingston on Thames.
19/05 Museums at Night: Two Rivers Press Poets at MERL, Museum of English Rural Life, Reading, RG1 5EX.
12/05 Caversham Arts Trail, Two Rivers Poets,Venue 2, 17 South View Avenue, Caversham Reading RG4 5AB.
08/05 Music and Poetry Night, Holywell Music Room, Oxford University Faculty of Music, Holywell Street, OX1 3BN.
06/05 Torriano Poetry Reading, Torriano Meeting House 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX.
05/05 Henley Arts Trail, Venue 21: Castle Studios, 2 Wisteria Cottage, Ruscombe Lane, Ruscombe, Twyford RG10 9JP.
30/03 Publisher's Launch of A Fair's Fair (Two Rivers Press), Conference Hall at RISC, Reading International Solidarity Centre, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS.
28/03 Northern Launch of A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens (Two Rivers Press), The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HY
08/03 Artswords at Swindon, Reading Room, Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon. SN1 1QG.
04/03 Torriano Poetry Competition Adjudication Event, Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX.
12/02 Two Rivers Press Poets and Meet the Artists, The Old Fire Station Gallery, 66 Market Place Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AG
12/02 Launch of A Mutual Friend (Two Rivers Press), Great Expectations Hotel Library, 33 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS.

2011 - Highlights

11/11 Freehand Writers’ Guest Poet, Oxford University at Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA
25/09 Poetry Café, 11am, Marlborough Literary Festival, The Town Hall, High Street, Marlborough SN8 1AA
13/07 Poetry in the Garden, Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX
03/07 Launch of Kaleidoscope, Pages Bookshop, 70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN
13/06 Launch of The Captain's Tower (Seren), The Troubadour Café, Old Brompton Road, London SW5
30/05 Launch of Reading Poetry with Two Rivers Press, The Troubadour Café, Old Brompton Road, London SW5

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