19th February — Reading alongside Joanna Walsh, Kirsty Gunn and Stewart Home to celebrate Tony White's new novel The Fountain in the Forest (Faber, 2018). 'Under the Paving Stones', based at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD. 7pm.
20th February — ‘A dictionary begins when it no longer gives the meaning of words, but their tasks.’ - Georges Bataille, L’informe (Formless, 1929). Participating in seminar series 'Key Words: Coming to Terms with the Environmental Humanities' curated by Amy Cutler and reading alongside Luke McMullan, Colm McAuliffe, Kate Teltscher, Emma Bolland, and Helen Clarke. In the midst of the challenges posed by global environmental change and the problems of the Anthropocene, a range of writers and thinkers have returned to the idea of the lexicon, dictionary, or glossary as a critical device. A series of collective projects have evolved that re-animate or critically inhabit these forms, from ‘Key Words for Radicals’, to ‘Posthuman Glossary’, ‘Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen’, ‘Genealogy of the Post Human’, ‘Veer Ecology’, and ‘Living Lexicon for the Environmental Humanities’. In this session, and marking 30 years since Raymond Williams’ death, we will take a look at a series of these projects to explore how we might ‘come to terms’ with the Environmental Humanities. Survival; resilience; decoy; human; nature; alien …which term would you deconstruct anew, and how? 11 Bedford Square, London, Room 1-03, 3-5pm.
23rd February — Reading as part of Zarf poetry series alongside Jessica Tillings and Tom Crompton with 'poetry, text, speaking and the written weird. Middle Floor, Wharf Chambers, Wharf Street, Leeds. 7pm.
8th March — The third English PEN Modern Literature Festival will see 12 contemporary UK-based writers present new works in tribute to writers at risk around the world at All Saints Church in Kingston-upon-Thames from 7pm.
17th April — Reading at the Golden Hare bookshop, Edinburgh. More details tbc.
February 8th — Participating in Copy Press' Readers Union event, 'I, Without Guarantees’. Venue and time tbc.
January 31st — Discussing 'Narrating London' alongside Kit Catless and Gary Budden at the Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH. 19.00 - 20.30, free.
November 22nd — 'Dissolution or Division: Conscious Uncouplings and Collaborative'. A special event organised by Generative Constraints, in association with the Practice-Based Research Programme and the Department of Drama, Theatre, and Dance’s ‘Breaking Waves Seminar Series’ at Royal Holloway, University of London. This event brings together researchers and practitioners who wish to share ideas relating to the problems particular to working in groups: the challenges of collaboration, the disagreements and community-led conflict resolutions, the difficulties with acting professionally, and the desires to keep working together, despite it all. Studio 2, Katherine Worth Building, Royal Holloway, Egham, 5-7pm.
November 22nd — New Writing From Twickenham, as part of the Richmond Literary Festival 2017. 7-9pm.
November 16th — Reading and discussion with RHUL's Eng Lit Soc as part of their series. The Boiler House, Royal Holloway, Egham Hill, Egham TW20 0EX
November 15th — Commissioned by Steven Fowler to respond to the work of Peter Handke at the Austrian Cultural Forum off Hyde Park. More details here: http://www.theenemiesproject.com/#/illuminations/
October 20th — Celebrating the work of Little Island Press' David Hayden (Darker With the Lights On), and Russell Persson (The Way of Florida) and joining a discussion of recent innovative fiction. Hosted by Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA with tickets and more info available here. 7.00pm.
October 22nd — Supporting the launch of Tom O. C. Wilson's new album 'Tell A Friend'. More details here, doors 7pm. Servant Jazz Quarters, 10a Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN.
October 26th — Participation at UEA Live for The Writers' Centre, Norwich. Further details concerning the day available here. The Pig and Whistle, 2-8 All Saints Green, Norwich NR1 3NA. 6.30pm, free.
October 9th — Faber 'Debuts' Social, reading alongside Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Olivia Sudjic, Joe Thomas, Paula Cocozza, and Fiona Mozley. Based at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD.
September 30th — Reading with poets from the Sad Press stables as part of 2017's Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair. 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
September 28th — Commissioned reading National Poetry Day at The Alfred Tennyson, 7pm. 10 Motcomb St, Belgravia, London SW1X 8LA.
September 21st— Participating in a 'Novel Writers conversation' at Spike Island in Bristol. Tickets priced at £5 and £3 concessions, with booking advised. Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX, 6.30-8pm.
September 18th — Reading with Judith Goldman as part of Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre. 11 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London. WC1B 3RF, 7pm.
September 12th — Q&A with students from Boston University. 43 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 4JU. 4pm.
September 12th — Reading at the launch of Somesuch Stories with Lucy Jones, Jessica Andrews, Emma-Lee Moss and Tim Burrows. Hosted by Quo Vadis in The Blue Room, 26-29 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3LL.
August 25th —Poetry reading with Vicky Sparrow, Emilia Weber and others courtesy of Sitting Room Poetry. 33 Wargrave House, Navarre Street, E2 7JH. 7pm.
August 22nd — Launch of Cambridge Literary Review's 10th Issue at the London Review of Books' bookshop with poets Vahni Capildeo, Drew Milne, and Luke Roberts.
July 21st — Launch of small collection of poetry, Frit (Sad Press) at that month's Anathema, reading alongside Emily Critchley, Jonathan Mulcahy, Sarah Cave & Anna Cathenka and others. The Light Room, Arnolfini, Bristol, BS1 4QA.
June 29th — Reading at the double-launch event for Isabel Waidner's queer avant-garde novel Gaudy Bauble (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017), and Not Here—a queer anthology of loneliness (Pilot Press, 2017) edited by Richard Dodwell. Other reader/performers on the night include Timothy Thornton, Olivia Laing, and a DJ set with Chapter 10's Charlie Porter. The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1JD.
June 4th — Part of the 'Rising Stars' panel at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival alongside Nell Stevens, Miranda Doyle, Paula Cocozza and Isabel Costello.
June 2nd — Supporting the launch of Gregory Normington's new collection The Ghost Who Bled. Reading alongside Jan Carson at Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-206 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9HD.
May 27th — Reading with Paul Stanbridge as part of Greenwich Book Festival, hosted by Galley Beggar Press for their panel "Truth and Fiction in an Alt-Fact World". Taking place at the University of Greenwich's Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS.
May 3rd — Reading as part of Waterstones Gower Street's 'Short Story Salon' hosted by Alice Slater. 82 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EQ.
April 29th — Reading with Amy Key and Ben Gwalchmai as part of Sian Norris' Spike Island Literary Salon. 2.30–4.30pm.
April 23rd — Reading with Luke Kennard and Sally Rooney as part of Cambridge Literary Festival, introduced by Ali Smith as her pick of debut writers 2017. Old Divinity School, St Johns St, Cambridge CB2 1TP.
April 14th — Reading with Nat Raha for Electric Arc Furnace. Hosted by La Biblioteka, 70 Pinstone St, Sheffield S1 2HP.
April 6th — Launch of Attrib., in coversation with Joanna Walsh. Hosted by Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA.
January 28th — Working with Prue Chamberlain for Fiender, a night of new collaborations for the Enemies Project. Featuring Aase Berg & SJ Fowler, Harry Man & Anna Axfors, Elis Burrau & Holly Corfield Carr, Kathryn Maris & Patrick Mackie, Fabian Peake & Jeff Hilson, Nick Murray & Joe Turrent, Hannah Lowe & Richard Scott, Annie Katchinska & Mark Waldron, Molly Bergin & Russell Bennetts. Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA.
December 2nd — Reading with Victoria Bulley, Prue Chamberlain and Antosh Wojcik with RHUL's English PEN Society. Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX.
October 21st — Bloomsbury Festival hosted by New London Architecture and The Built Environment Trust, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT.
September 24th-25th — Totally Thames Festival. New commission with composer Tom Wilson and the Ben See group. Tower Bridge, London SE1 2UP.
September 28th — An Unreliable Guide to London, Launch event for Influx Press' anthology, Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road, E8 4AA.
September 29th — SWIMMERS, Reading with Emily Berry and Daisy LaFarge, New Evaristo Club, 57 Greek St, London W1D 3DX.
June 24th — launch of Hotel #1 at The Function Room with fellow contributors Matthew Siegel, Will Eaves, Duncan White and a pre-recorded audio performance by Wayne Koestenbaum.