19th and 26th June. 11.30am. The Price of Happiness Series, BBC Radio 4.
20th June 1pm. Grassington Market Place. Grassington Festival. Poetry set with a Firm of Poets. Free.
21-25th June– Writer in Residence at the WORD (National Centre for the Written Word), South Shields. Details Here
22nd June. 7.30pm: Hosting Poetry Slam as part of my residency at the Word Centre in South Shields. £5.50. Also feat. Kirsten Luckins, Sky Hawkins, Steve Urwin, Jenni Pascoe, David Jarman, AJ McKenna. Book: Details here.
1st July. 1.30pm. Bradford Literature Festival- chairing a Dr Who event! Based on Richard Dinnick’s book. Event details here.
23rd July-10.15 am: Newspaper panel at Deershed Festival alongside Andy Burnham, Nick Ahad and Rosie Wilby.
30th July. 3pm- Jesterval Festival Newcastle. Comedy material from my recent Radio 4 series. Details and booking here.
10th and 12th August. 9-10pm. Guest spots at”She Grrrowls”, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Venue: Venue 239 – The Street, Basement Lounge, 2b Picardy Place, Edinburgh EH1
28th Sept-2nd October. I’ll be part of the “Contains Strong Language” poetry festival programmed by the BBC and Hull 2017 in Hull.
14th October and 2 other dates tbc: I’ll be part of an exciting Jane Austen project at Yorkshire Literature Festivals.
Generally I’m doing a few fewer gigs that usual because I’m handing my PhD in in the autumn. But I have comedy material on the go from the Radio 4 series and the show below, and poems from my new book from Burning Eye Books, Chronotopia. Also auto ethnographic material from my PhD- which often overlaps with the above. Oh, also a comedy set about autism and gender. I’m a good panel guest, facilitator and host too. Book me!
I’m currently trying out material for my second Radio 4 series (about whether I want to be middle class or have a Hollywood body) and also doing my usual mix of stand-up poetry gigs, comedy gigs, readings and random other sorts of shows and events.