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March 2017

28th - The University of Manchester, 7pm

Event with the Centre for new Writing's Literature Live series. Book readings and talks with novelists Rory Gleeson and Alys Conran (author of Pigeon), and poet Joey Connolly. Tickets £6.

April 2017

27th - Waterstones Cardiff, 7pm

Joint launch event with Seren Books, with poets Natalie Ann Holborow (author of And Suddenly You Find Yourself), Christina Thatcher (author of More Than You Were) and Emily Blewitt.


May 2017

4th - Neath Cheval Poems & Pints, 7.30pm

Natalie Ann Holborow performing at the open mic poetry night at the Cambrian Arms, Melin

4th - Wrexham, 7.30pm

Event with Viva Voce, an open mic for poets and writers with Alys Conran (author of Pigeonat Wrexham carnival of words, Saith Seren. Free entrance.

11th - Waterstones Swansea, 6pm 

Book launch of Natalie Ann Holborow's poetry collection And Suddenly You Find Yourself, with the poet in conversation and giving readings

17th - 'An Odyssey Across the Middle East,' Asia House, 6.45-8pm

Join Ece Temelkuran for the launch of Women who Blow on Knots. Ece will be in conversation Diana Darke. Together, they will be challenging assumptions about politics, religion and Middle Eastern women. The talk will be followed by a book signing and drinks reception. Tickets can be booked here. General: £10, Concessions: £8, Members: £5


18th - Howl, 8pm

Natalie Ann Holborow performing at the open mic poetry night at Mozart's, Swansea

22nd - Camarthen Poems & Pints

Natalie Ann Holborow performing at the open mic poetry night at The Queens, Camarthen

26th - The Gallery yr Oriel in Newport, Pembrokeshire, 6pm

Join Biddy Wells for the book launch of A Van of One's Own. Refreshments and nibbles will be offered. Free event.

28th – Octavo’s Book Café and Wine Bar, 5.30pm

American poets Christina Thatcher and Jodie Hollander will be reading from their new collections in Cardiff.

31st - Hay Festival

Launch of Sophie McKeand's poetry collection Rebel Sun

June 2017

8th - Cover to Cover, Newton Road, Mumbles, 7.30pm

Talk and signing event with Hilly Janes

Tickets £2, redeemable against the purchase of Ugly, LovelyAvailable from Cover to Cover, or on the door.

9th - Killay Library, Ridgeway, Killay, Swansea, 2pm

Talk and signing event with Hilly Janes

16th - Cholrton Library in Manchester, 7pm

Christina Thatcher will be the featured poet at the popular Manky Poets evening in Manchester. Hosted by Copland Smith.

30th - The Castle Cafe Cellar Bar, Cardigan, 7.30pm

Event with The Cellar Bards, with Natalie Ann Holborow reading poetry

30th - Little Man Coffee company, 7pm

Parthian authors and Cardiff University Creative Writing staff, Tristan Hughes and Christina Thatcher, will come together for a casual poetry and prose reading event. Christina will read from her debut poetry collection, More Than You Were, and Tristan from his latest novel, Hummingbird.

July 2017

7th - Newcastle Civic Centre

Alys Conran will appear on Friday 7th at the 'Shared Futures' conference.

14th - Birmingham Waterstones, time tbc

Christina Thatcher will read work from her debut poetry collection More Than You Were alongside Helen Calcutt (Sudden Rainfall, 2013)

20th - Cardiff Library, 5.45pm

Terry Hetherington Award winners Christina Thatcher, Natalie Ann Holborow and Rhian Elizabeth will read at Cardiff Library's Open Space event. Hosted by Gordon Anderson.

22nd - Forest Café in Edinburgh, time tbc

Christina Thatcher will be a featured poet and host an open mic for fellow wordsmiths in Edinburgh.

28th - The Chemic Tavern in Leeds, time tbc

Christina Thatcher will be the featured poet at the WORD CLUB evening in Leeds. hosted by Mark Connors.

August 2017

12-28th - Edinburgh International Book Festival

Event with Alys Conran, author of Pigeon. Programme launch : 8 June 2017.

September 2017

26th - The Castle Cafe Cellar Bar, Cardigan

Event with The Cellar Bards and Sophie McKeand

October 2017

November 2017

24th - The Castle Cafe Cellar Bar, Cardigan

Event with The Cellar Bards and Mark Blayney

December 2017

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