As a part of my research process I have been travelling extensively across the UK and Europe, touring my latest poetry collection Songs My Enemy Taught Me. This is the collection from which the stories in The Night Alphabet will be drawn from, and so it makes sense that I should use this opportunity to travel to speak with women from marginalised communities world wide, and lead as many masterclasses as possible.


Spring/ Summer 2018

 April 11 – Chelping, Leeds Library 8pm

April 22 Tate Modern 3pm, Feminist Library Take Over

April 26-28 – Gutun Zuria, Bilboa Literature Festival, Spain

May 8th– Oxford University. Panel and readings, with Simon Armitage, Bernadine Everisto and Rebecca Watts. Panel discussion: accessibility in poetry.

May 9th-13th– Tartu slam finals, Estonia Literature Festival

May 15th– Bath LGBTQ Festival (venue tbc)

May 18th– Superjam! 50 Years of Radical Voices, British Library

May 19th– Bang Said the Gun, Brighton

May 20 – Milk, Tobacco Factory, Bristol BS1

June 7-10th– Annikki Poetry Festival, Finland

June 14th– Roundhouse Slam, Roundhouse Theatre – host 7.30pm

June 15th– Carnival of Ideas, Brighton University 7pm

June 21 – Home and Exile, Peckham Pelican 7pm

June 29th– Ledbury Festival with Sabrina Mahfouz 9pm

June 6th – Voices from the Row, Poetry Cafe with a panel discussion including Lady Unchained and Jamal Kahn 7pm

July 3 – Out-Spoken Live, 100 Club 7pm (host)

July 12 – Latitude Festival, Speak Easy 6pm-1am

July 14 – Latitude Festival, The Verb Live Showcase

July 16 – Latitude Festival, Live Showcase for The Verb (R3)

July 27-29 – WOMAD Festival, UK

August 17th– 6pm Babble On, Edinburgh (feature show with Matt Abbott)

August 17th– 9pm Edinburgh International Book Festival with The Skinny/ Out-Spoken Press

Now I’m preparing to extend the tour to Australia and South East Asia. The first dates we are releasing are:

After Australia we will be heading off to Singapore for a week of gigs and workshops – watch this space, and if you’re in the area please do drop in, watch, chat and contribute to The Night Alphabet forum.