March 23rd Reading at Whitespace Art Gallery, 76, East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9HQ Doors open 7.30. Event starts 7.45 -9.00pm. £5/£3 on door. (Date and start time have changed.)
Jan 25th Reading slot at Whitespace Art Gallery, 76, East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9HQ With Ryan Van Winkle and Mathew Poland. My reading cancelled due to sickness bug.
Jan I'm delighted to have my poem 'Da Mirrie Dancers' on the Northern Lights published on the Cloud Appreciation
Society's website. It's a super website with daily updates of beautiful photos of clouds, more cloud-inspired poems,
art-work and music.
Dec Oh No! Just heard (Dec 2016)The Clipperton Project company has gone into receivership, so I will not be
taking part in the Faroes project in June 2017 after all. I was accepted as 'resident' poet on a sailing expedition in June 2017 with scientists, ecologists, artists and people with various specialisms - now cancelled.
Dec Taking part with other poets in the Dazzle Ships project being filmed by the Preston Lodge school pupils.
reading our poems at Leith Docks in front of the new Dazzle Ship designed by Ciara Phillips.
Oct Reading poems from 'Flout' at the Poetry on the Lake Festival, Orta San Giulio, Piedmont, Italy.
(7-9th Oct). So thrilled to be returning to this wonderful festival - Poetry on the Lake
August The second Dazzle Ships reading will take place in 'The Edinburgh Bookshop' 219, Bruntsfield .Place,
on Monday 22nd Aug, 7pm-8.30pm.
June Delighted to be commissioned to write a poem to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the St
Magnus Festival, Orkney. The poems will be published in a special Festival Programme
and include poems from other participants on the St Magnus Writers' courses and Festival Poets
including Andrew Motion, Christopher Reid, Stewart Conn, John Gallas and Pam Beasant.
June Delighted to be one of the women poets commissioned to write a poem as part of the Edinburgh Arts
Festival to celebrate WW1 Dazzle Ships which were painted not as camouflage but to confuse the enemy
as to the ship's direction, speed and also the number of ships seen.
Ciara Phillips, the Turner-nominated artist has created a new Dazzle design on a ship berthed in Leith
Docks, Edinburgh. There will be a poetry pamphlet 'Signal' and reading on 19th June, c.1pm-4pm
and another in August.
10th Feb. I'm reading at the launch of the anthology 'Mildly Erotic Love Poems, Vol 2' published by Emma Press
to be held at the Betsy Trotwood Pub (Upstairs), 56, Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL.
6th Dec. My poem 'Ayre' (published in 'Flout' (HappenStance) has inspired a dance piece choreographed by
Matthew Hawkins and was performed by Platinum dance group at the Queen's Hall, Nicolson Street,
30th Nov: A soundtrack of my poem 'Light' (a ghazal) was played as part of an installation to light up
the dark closes of Dumfries (S/W Scotland) and was part of a 3-day Celebration of Light
culminating on the town's Christmas Lights switch-on.
Sept: Sat 19th. Another trip to Ireland, so thrilled! Reading at 'Night Airs', Skerries Mills, as part of the
Soundwaves Festival, Skerries, County Dublin, Ireland.
July: Delighted to be invited to work with a Berlin-based artist/sound musician, Sonia Heyer on a multi-media
collaboration and grateful to Creative Scotland for giving me a grant to help finance my trip to Berlin.
StAnza Poetry Festival, 2015, St. Andrews, Scotland.
'Flout' my poetry pamphlet inspired by Shetland landscape, folklore and culture published by
HappenStance Press launched at StAnza.
Friday, 6th March at 1pm: Border Crossings: Stephanie Green and D.A. Prince.
Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, St. Andrews.
For further readings in 2015 see Poetry Readings