Readings

launch 3aI have done readings for small and larger audiences.

  • Open mic slot at a fundraiser for Greenpeace, May 2018.
  • Read at the launch of Strix #3, Leeds, March 2018.
  • At York Explore on 14 December, 2017 I read along Nairn Kennedy and Laura Potts.
  • Read at the Manchester launch of Building Bridges, International Anthology of Ekphrastic Poems, 15 November 2017.
  • On 30 September I read my prose poem Broken Biscuits in London at the Poetry Book Fair. Valley Press published the Yorkshire Anthology.
  • I did two readings at the Dartington Ways with Words Literary Festival in July, 2017.
  • Read at the launch of Gazing at Gaia, at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, June 2017.
  • Joint guest poet at Sale Out Loud, June 2017.
  • Reading for Mancent poetry group, 2017.
  • Launch of Another Life at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, March 2017.
  • Fourth Friday, London – joint guest slot with Wendy Klein, February 2017.
  • Guest poet at Manky Poets, February 2017.
  • Reading at Peter Barlow’s Cigarette, Manchester, November 2016.
  • Manchester Cathedral, October 2106: reading A Poster for Poetry Reading: Fokkina McDonnell & Hannah Mackay at Manky Poetsla Hafiz, highly commended poem in the annual poetry competition.
  • Support slot for the Quiet Compere, Manchester.
  • Joint reading with Hannah Mackay at Manky Poets, 2015.  I launched my CD A baker’s dozen.
  • Reading at Dove Cottage, Grasmere, as part of the Writing School with Ann and Peter Sansom.
  • Launch of joint project with Hot Bed Press, Salford – readings at Hot Bed Press and at the Village Hall, Manchester, organised by the late Linda Chase.
  • Poets & Players, Manchester. I did two readings for them, one at St Ann’s Church.

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