Saturday, 9 December 2017

Brown's: The Perfect End to the Better Houses Launch Tour

Oh what a joy it was to be in Laugharne in the gentle quiet of December to wrap up the Better Houses tour. They treat their poets well there.

The evening reading was cosy and informal, with us going around the room and each reader standing to do one piece, interspersed with four short sets from myself. There were some wonderful readings including an inventive collaborative piece with 'music'.

Afterwards we were easily persuaded to try all the gin and prop up the bar talking talking talking until close.

Now I am wrapping up work before the gift of a long festive break to get myself back to human ready for 2018! My next 2018 gigs are as follows:


17th: New Poets Showcase, Seren/Cornerstone’s Poetry Festival, Cardiff (11am) 
21st: Open Mic Spoken Word Extravaganza at Ye Olde Murenger House, Newport (7.30pm)


14th: Satellite of Love, The Greenbank, Easton, Bristol (8.30pm) 


22nd: Melville Centre, Abergavenny (11.30am)

Have splendid festive seasons my dears! I'll leave you with some snaps from Laugharne:

Monday, 4 December 2017

'Readers of all types will find something marvellous here.'

'Perhaps this is the message she wants to leave us with, the importance of opening doors and allowing for reintegration within an individual as well as across relationships through decency and kindness. Readers of all types will find something marvellous here.'

Friday, 1 December 2017

Can Openers Bristol

I had a lovely time at Can Openers in Bristol this lunchtime, reading poems from Better Houses and listening to a very high standard of open mic. Thanks so much for having me along, and to those of you who bought my books. The event is held in a dance studio at The Station, where I have fond memories of seeing exciting circus happenings when I used to live in the city. I thoroughly recommend this event, as a very supportive space for new readers too. For more info see:

For once I didn't take any photos, so you'll just have to take my word that it happened!

On the cover of a magazine: Cardiff Life Interview

Cardiff Life interviewed me and you can read it in the new issue, out today, and my name is on the cover!