I am thrilled to be reading, at the forthcoming Surrey Poetry Festival Sat May 6th 2017 12-5pm GLive Venue Guildford, organised in conjunction with the New Writers Festival. at Surrey University. The festival is in its seventh year, and is known to be the seat of new experimental and ground breaking poetry. The Poetry Festival is curated by the Poet in Residence each year at Surrey University, currently Dr Joseph Walton, poet and editor Hix Eros Review and Sad Press. Alongside myself reading, there will be a vast array of stunning poets from across the UK, Ireland and Iceland with more to be confirmed .
This is a great opportunity and significantly, marks my very first appearance at a Poetry Festival outside of Leicester. Some years ago I read at a fringe event of First Story (literary organisation), at Literary Leicester Festival curated by Harry Whitehead, Centre for New Writing Leicester University. More recently, I had the pleasure to read at a Writers Showcase as part of Leicester Writes Literary Festival curated by Farhana Shaikh of Dahlia Press. In both cases I read a wide variety of poems. For the Surrey Poetry Festival I will be reading poems primarily from my new chapbook collection The Declamations of Cool Eye.
See link of for further information: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/englishandlanguages/literature_events/surrey_poetry_festival/