Penistone Literary Festival

The website for PenLit is up and running now, although I don’t think you can book tickets just yet. But you can have a look at all the fantastic events that will be on over the weekend 19th/20th July. John Barron and myself are doing a reading on Sunday afternoon, 1.45 – 2.30, following the amazing Penistone Poets 11.00 – 12.30. More information on the line up, which I ought to mention includes much more important names in the poetry world than the Penistone mob  (Simon Armitage, Steve Ely and Andrew McMillan) can be found on the PenLit website. Maybe mob isn’t the right word – we’re harmless really!

On the subject of readings, I’ve got a short acceptance slot next Tuesday, 10th June, 7.00-9.00 at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield (2nd place in the Yorkshire single poem category of the Poetry Business pamphlet competition). I can’t seem to find a booking link for this, but if you decide to go, contact the Poetry Business directly – the pamphlet winners are formidable writers and not to be missed.  Click here to read more about them.

I’m reading again at Bank Street on Thursday 12th, 6.30-7.30, with Suzie Evans and Karl Riordan, to promote the Cast anthology (Smith Doorstop) as part of the Midsummer poetry festival. There’s an brilliant range of stuff on throughout June, but if you want to cut to our reading, which you shouldn’t do until you’ve checked out the full festival because it’s so good you don’t want to miss anything, click here. It’s a pleasure to be involved in both events – which like busses, seem to come along all at once!

Anyway, that’s all the plugs I can manage for one evening. Hope to see a few familiar faces there.


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