I perform my poetry and fiction live (see here for dates of events) and in the media worldwide, at festivals and events both literary and scientific. It could be funny, cabaret/stand-up style sex poems, or my moving poetry of pathology and neuroscience, or a mix of both, sometimes with Char March as 'Ophelia's Sistas', or my dark but witty crime fiction... some of the places I've performed are listed here, just a sample:
Cornelia St Cafe, New York City
Cuisle Festival, Limerick City, Ireland
Royal Festival Hall, London, with Carol Ann Duffy, John Hegley, Roger McGough, Lemn Sissay, et al
StAnza Poetry Festival, St Andrews
Durham Book Festival (have taken part in this four separate years)
El Gouna Library, Egypt (part of month’s residency there)
GV Art, London, live reading with my exhibited installation
Newcastle University, Institute for Ageing and Health: my residency: several readings, seminars, symposia for scientists
Eigse Michael Hartnett, Co Limerick,
Ilkley Literature Festival, as Poet in Residence, many readings and
appearances over three weeks, including reading with Tony Harrison and with Anthony Joseph.
Betjeman Festival, Wantage, Oxfordshire
Newcastle Winter Book Festival
Wicked Words, Leeds ( three times)
Reading on Lindisfarne, Northumberland, with Tony Harrison
Gordon Museum of Pathology, London (my
Peterloo Festival, Cornwall (twice)
Poetry Cafe, Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool,
Southwell Poetry Festival & Ted
Hughes Festival, Hebden Bridge, with Char March as Ophelia's Sistas.
Oxford Poetry Society, Oxford University
Many, many library readings and book-shop signings, in Blackwells, Waterstones and Borders, with my poetry and crime fiction.
(youtube videos to be added soon)