Upcoming events:

Monday 11 March, 19.00, The YMCA Plasnewydd Centre, Cardiff

Cardiff Writes Circle 2024 poetry adjudication.

I will be hosting an evening of poetry and prizes with the annoucement of the Cardiff Writers Circle poetry prize winners 2024. 


Past events:


Monday 5 February 2024, 19.00, online

Cardiff Writers' Circle, 'tips for success: poetry competition entries'

Hints and tips talk for poetry competitions entries. I will be adjudicating Cardiff Writers Circle Poetry Competition in March.


Tuesday 18 July 2023, 15.00 PST, online

North Bay Poetics featured poet, prose poetry

Online session talking about prose poetry, process and I'll be reading a few poems.
Open mic session to include Welsh poets Lesley James @feetpetite, and Kath Hill.


Thursday 20 July 2023, 19.00 

Voices on the Bridge, run by Rob Cullen will be hosting a poetry night at Clwb y Bont in Pontypridd, starting at 8pm.

I'll be reading alongside Mike Jenkins, Pete Akinwunmi, Sion Tomos Owen, Nick McGaughey, Mary Kaye, Leigh Manley, Ben Wildsmith & Rob Cullen


Wednesday 14 June 2023

Ye Olde Murenger Poetry Night, Newport - headliner  - Wednesday 14 June 2023, 7.30pm.
Regular Poetry Night, at a 19th Century pub. Plus open mic sign up on the night.


Tuesday 31 January 2023

Poetry workshops for Year 4 pupils - Rhiwbeina Primary School


Saturday 22th October 2022

As part of Cardiff Writers' Circle 75th celebrations, I ran a very productive 3 hour 'Getting into Print' in person workshop at Cardiff Central Library, supported by Literature Wales.


Sunday 24th September 2022, online

Sound Walk Stories Sunday: 'Write About Walking' showcase

I'm was delighted to read at this online event, hosted by the Museum of Walking, and the attentive Jake Morris-Campbell. I was one of 12 shortlisted authors of the walk · listen · create / Sound Walk September writing competition, six poetry, six prose. 

Cheryl Markosky was annouced as the prose winner, and Tony Horitz as the poetry winner - both taking up residences with Walk.Listen.Create for 22/23.

I was announced as the runner up for poetry, with my poem 'Returning', which was beautifully illustrated by Alban Low


Saturday 10th September 2022

Geopoetics Wales - Geopoetic Adventures - Snowdonia – open access. 

On Saturday 10th September 2022, The Scottish Centre for Geopoetics hosted a dayout for poets and artists with Marika Gates, a geologist working for the Coal Authority, as our expert guide. 

Highlights of the day to be published in issue #12 and #13 of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics magazine Stravaig.


Friday 2nd September 2022, online 4-5pm

Talking Place: a symposium, online panel session titled 'Green Spaces and Ordinary Folk' alongside Sarah Jasmon and Hayley Flynn. I presenting my paper on urban micro-navigation, a critique on nature writing that focusing on endless vistas and time allocation. Pilgrimages need not be days or weeks, or hundreds of miles in duration - they can micro in nature, repetative, local - place still calls.


Talking Place symposium