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November 10th: ‘After Sylvia’ online launch with The Poetry Society

November 4-6th: Aldeburgh Poetry Festival ‘After Sylvia’ event with Sarah Corbett, Tiffany Atkinson and Sarah Westcott. Details tbc

October 18th: Manchester Literature Festival ‘After Sylvia’ with Moniza Alvi, Romalyn Ante, Rebecca Goss, Ian Humphreys & Carola Luther

March 16th: Lodestone Poets Reunited at Milton Keynes Literary Festival 2022 with Ella Frears and Robert MacFarlane. Watch highlights on YouTube 

May 14th: Suffolk Poetry Festival at The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket.




February 9th, Tuesday 7.30pm Rebecca Goss Poetry reading and Q&A, University of Worcester, open to the public:

February 16th, Tuesday 7pm Rebecca Goss Poetry reading and Q&A for Time to Read in association with Manchester Libraries

Friday June 11th, Live Canon lunchtime reading series, with Jennifer Wong, Sarah Westcott and Hannah Lowe


September 20th, Sunday 2pm, Tribute to poet Sue Wrinch

September 20th, Sunday 5.30pm: The Poetry Extension, with Rachel Long and Kaddy Benyon

November 28th, Saturday, 3pm: Arrival at Elsewhere, ed Carl Griffin, Against the Grain Press, launch:

December 8th, Tuesday, 8pm: ‘What we read now’, with Fiona Larkin and Zoe Brigley Thompson


January 17th, Thursday: ‘Carcanet approaching 50: Poetry Publishers, Archives & the Digital Revolution’ John Rylands Library Manchester. More info here: February 7th, Thursday: Guillemot Press event at Chener Books, Lordship Lane, London. More info coming soon. February 24th, Sunday:  Reading with Peter Carpenter atThe art of poetry and the poetry of art’, Royal Academy, London May 24th, Friday: Lodestone Poets with Richard Scott and Jane Yeh, Waterstones, London – Tottenham Court Road October 12th, Saturday: Poets & Players/Manchester Literature Festival, Whitworth Art Gallery October 17th, Thursday: Slow Dancer Press 20th anniversary celebration: October 26th, Saturday: Science, Poetry and the Brain, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge: November 8/9/10: Poetry in Aldeburgh Friday: I’ll be running a poetry workshop. Saturday: I’ll be reading as part of Ambit Magazine’s 60th birthday celebrations. Sunday: finale reading with Mona Arshi, Dzifa Benson, Rebecca Goss and John McCullough. Full programme at: November 15/16: Lavenham Literary Festival, with Pauline Stainer

2018: June 19th, Tuesday: Shore to Shore tour 2018, with Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, Imtiaz Dharker and Gillian Clarke , Aldeburgh Parish Church, Suffolk, 7pm October 6th, Saturday: Winchester Poetry Festival ‘Hear Lies Our Land’ with Kathleen Jamie and Harry Man. October 7th, Sunday: Deeds and Words Festival, Tonbridge, Kent. ‘With our minds and bodies: women writers in their own words.’ Rebecca Goss & Elizabeth Cook

2017: March 30th, Thursday: The Poetry Extension – Live reading online 1pm March 31st, Friday: Reading and Q&A, Bury St Edmunds library, Suffolk, 10am-noon May 27th, Saturday: Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival Details coming soon June 16th, Friday:  reading at Writing Motherhood launch, with Carolyn Jess-Cooke, Liz Berry, Sasha Dugdale and others. 7-9pm, The Flying Horse, Oxford Street, London, W1D 1AS July 22nd, Saturday: Poem-A-Thon fundraiser for The Poetry Cafe August 26th, Saturday: Greenbelt Festival 2017 September 8th, Friday: Poetry & Nature, with Dr. Tim Gardiner, Alexandra Davis, Caroline Gill & Alex Toms, Munnings Art Gallery, Castle Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex,CO7 6AZ. 6.30pm, readings from 7pm £6 includes glass of wine September 30th, Saturday: ! Cornucopia ! Alde Valley Autumn Festival, Glenham Hall, Suffolk.  More details to follow. October 24th, Tuesday: Chris Routledge and I will be discussing our long-runing poetry and photography collaboration at The Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.  Free event November 2nd, Thursday: Woodbridge Youth Poetry Festival, with Vanessa Kisuule November 5th, Sunday:  Poetry in Aldeburgh, Peter Pears Gallery, 1.30 – 2.30pm, with Will Stone  December 1st, Friday: A Poet in the City special event – ‘Tokens of Motherhood: Shame and social attitudes’ with me, Liz Berry and Amina Jama, The Foundling Museum, December 14th, Thursday:  Flambard Poetry Prize awards evening, plus readings from myself and Ellen Peathen, Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts

2016: February 17th, Wednesday: LJMU Writers’ Workshop present: Writing the Body with Andrew McMillan, Rebecca Goss @ Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, 6pm April 13th, Wednesday: Suffolk Poetry Society, Gainsborough House, Sudbury, Suffolk. 7.30pm £3 Fri/Sat July 1st/2nd: Encountering Pain – international conference at UCL. More details to follow. October 6th, Thursday – National Poetry Day: Life. Death. Whatever. Launch party, Sutton House, Hackney: November 6th, Sunday – Poetry in Aldeburgh – reading with Poetry Wivenhoe

2015: February 10th, Tuesday: ‘Carcanet Press and Dulwich Books present: 4 Next generation Poets: Jane Yeh, Tara Bergin, Kei Miller, Rebecca Goss’. Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8NB. 7.30 – 9pm FREE February 16th, Monday: Next Generation Poets in assoc. with Topping & Co., booksellers: Mark Waldron, Rebecca Goss, Charlotte Higgins. Ely Library, 7pm: 24th, Tuesday: CB1 Poetry, Gonville Hotel on Parker’s Piece, Cambridge. 7.30pm March 15th, Sunday: Next Generation Poets, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London March 19th, Thursday: International Literature Network Showcase 2015, in association with the British Council and Writer’s Centre Norwich.  Watch it here: May 22nd, Saturday: Prize giving event and reading at the 2015 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine  June 1st – June 6th: Arvon tutoring with Brian Turner and guest poet Owen Lowery, Lumb Bank, Yorkshire: September 14th, Monday: Cafe Writers, Norwich: September 29th, Tuesday: Out-Spoken, London: October 3rd, Saturday: Essex Poetry Festival, Chelmsford, reading with Brendan Cleary:  October 15th, Thursday: Poetry Night @ The Bookcase, Hebden Bridge, with Tara Bergin: October 25th, Sunday:  The Portico Prize Fiction Shortlist at Manchester Literature Festival November 21-22, 2015 Medicine Unboxed, Cheltenham ‘Mortality’: Details coming soon

2014: January 16th,Thursday Bath Spa Stand Up Poetry reading series, with Jackie Wills, 8pm. February 20th,Thursday Her Birth reading and book signing at The Grove Bookshop, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, 7pm. Tickets £3, includes wine! Contact shop for details. March 25th, Tuesday York Literature Festival with Helen Mort and Emily Berry: April 13th, Sunday The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women’s Poetry: ‘Writing Motherhood’ reading and panel discussion with Carolyn Jess-Cooke and Sinead Morrissey: info here. See also ‘Writing Motherhood’ tour: April 27th, Sunday Wenlock Poetry festival with Helen Tookey, 11am: info here May 10th, Saturday (two events):  2014 International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine – lunchtime reading at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE (Tel: 020 7290 2900). Full programme here. Poetry in the Crypt, with Hannah Lowe and Alan Murray, St. Mary’s Church, Upper Street, Islington. 7pm. £4. July 5th, Saturday Ledbury Poetry Festival: Reading and ‘Writing Motherhood’ panel discussion with Carolyn Jess-Cooke and Hollie McNish.  Details to follow. July 19th, Saturday Latitude  details to follow. August 31st, Saturday Transatlantic Poetry with Dan O’Brien Google+ event, 8pm:’brien/ October 29th, Wednesday Off The Page Festival, Sheffield, Next Generation Poets event with Mark Waldron, Ian Duhig & Ben Wilkinson: December 3rd, Wednesday  Launch for Other Countries, Star of Kings, nr Kings Cross Station, London 7.30pm. December 5th, Friday  FURIES’  Reading and Q&A discussion with Eve Lacey, Sophie Mayer, Sarah Marks and Vahni Capildeo. Venue: Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, University of Cambridge, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge, Time: 19.30-21.30 FREE entry:

2013: Sunday, 14th July ‘Poetry in the Cathedral’ with cathedral poet-in-residence Elizabeth Cook and Dean Parkin – Creative Director at The Poetry Trust. 4.30pm, Edmund Chapel, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral, Suffolk. FREE (with retiring collection) Refreshments Tuesday, 10th September The Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria  with Deryn Rees-Jones: Thursday, 26th September Liverpool Poetry Cafe, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool Monday September 30th Rough Trade East, Brick Lane, London Reading with other Forward Prize short listed poets Tuesday, October 1st The 2013 Forward Prize award ceremony, Southbank Centre, London. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm.  Details and tickets available here: Saturday, 12th October  Manchester Literature Festival Reading with Denise Bundred,  a ‘Poetry and Medicine’ event in the Kanaris Room, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, 2.00pm Thursday, 28th November Poetry Wivenhoe, details to follow 2012: Saturday 15th September Stand magazine’s 60th birthday party celebration.  University of Leeds, English department. From 5pm.  FREE Wednesday 3rd October Blackburn Library, 2pm  FREE Thursday 4th October National Poetry Day reading at Bebington Library, Wirral. 2.30pm  FREE Thursday 25th October Chester Performs (formerly Chester Literature Festival) with fellow Flambard poet Mary Robinson. Chester Town Hall, 1pm. £3


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