Readings

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

  • Guest poet at Manchester Poets, reading from my second collection and the pamphlet, Friday 17 September 2021.
  • Launch of Reflected Light Anthology, Zoom, February 2021.
  • Read at the 2020 Poetry in Aldeburgh Festival,  Saturday 14 November (online). The event “Between Places: Britain and Europe” featured three other poets who live between Europe and the UK. Click here to listen to the podcast.
  • Read for Wednesday Writers at the Todmorden Festival, for Poetry in a Pram (by Zoom), open mic slots at  Stretford Speakeasy, Sale Out Loud, and Burnage Library.
  • Launch of second collection Nothing serious, nothing dangerous, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 March 2020.
  • Writers In the Bath, Sheffield, with Nell Farrell and John-Paul Burns, November 2019.
  • At European Language Day, Instituto Cervantes, Manchester, October 2019.
  • Extended Open mic slot at Greenpeace fundraiser, May 2018.
  • At York Explore on 14 December, 2017 I read along Nairn Kennedy and Laura Potts.
  • 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.
  • 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, 2013.
  • Poets & Players, Manchester. I did two readings for them, one at St Ann’s Church.

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