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2024

 

Feb 29 reading, The Process of Poetry: From First Draft to Final Poem: Curated Interviews with Award-Winning Poets, ed. Rosanna McGlone, Zoom launch

Jan 15 / Jan 22 / Jan 29 / Feb 5 / Feb 12 Reading Round, COL, Edinburgh University

 

2023

 

Dec 18 publication, The Process of Poetry: From First Draft to Final Poem: Curated Interviews with Award-Winning Poets, ed. Rosanna McGlone – includes a chapter on ‘(Un)certainties’

Nov 23 poetry reading, Interpret magazine, Golden Hare Books, Edinburgh

Oct 30 / Nov 5 / Nov 13 / Nov 20 / Nov 27 Reading Round, COL, Edinburgh University

Sep 28 podcast, Writer’s Block (impact of trauma), commissioned and recorded by the Royal Literary FundSep

All My Words, Poems in English for Secondary Schools S1-S3 (Lesson Plans designed by Aoife Lyall, commissioned by the Scottish Poetry Library)

Aug 13 podcast, Being Genre Fluid (fiction vs poetry), commissioned and recorded by the Royal Literary Fund

Aug 7-13 guest poem on the Acumen website

May 25 reading, Shore Poets, Waverley Bar, Edinburgh

May 23 / May 30 critical reading group, Edinburgh

Apr 17 podcast, The Writer as Outsider (bullying), commissioned and recorded by the Royal Literary Fund

Apr 19 / Apr 26 / May 3 / May 10 / May 17 Reading Round, COL, Edinburgh University

Jan 16 / Jan 23 / Jan 30 / Feb 6 / Feb 13 Reading Round, COL, Edinburgh University

 

2022

 

Oct 3 / Oct 10/ Oct 17 / Oct 24 / Oct 31 Reading Round, COL, Edinburgh University

Apr 20 / Apr 27 / May 4 / May 11 / May 18 Reading Round, COL, Edinburgh University

Feb 21 / Feb 28 / Mar 7 / Mar 14 / Mar 21 Reading Round, COL, Edinburgh University

 

2021

 

Oct 15 podcast recording: Writer’s Block, (commissioned and recorded by the Royal Literary Fund)

Oct 15 podcast recording: The Writer as Outsider, (commissioned and recorded by the Royal Literary Fund)

Oct 15 podcast recording: Being Genre-Fluid, (commissioned and recorded by the Royal Literary Fund)

Apr 9 awarded pamphlet publication, Voices in the Dark series, special edition, The Common Breath, 1 Oct 2021 – ‘The Salvage’ (5,000+ word story)
(no longer forthcoming due to the sad, sudden death of the publisher)

Feb 1 reading, Zoom launch, Ambit 242 – ‘The Other Side’ (flash fiction; Video)

 

2020

 

Oct 25 reading, Forward Prizes for Poetry 2020, prize-giving ceremony hosted by the British Library – opening sequence of ‘(Un)certainties’ starts 5 mins, 20 secs into video

Jun 10 shortlisted, Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2020 – ‘(Un)certainties’

Jan 28 / Feb 11 / Feb 25 / Mar 10 / Mar 24 (Skype meeting) / Apr 7 (Skype meeting) / May 26 (Zoom meeting) / Jun 9 (Zoom meeting) / Jun 23 (Zoom meeting) / Jul 7 (Zoom meeting) critical reading group, Edinburgh

Jan 25 / Feb 29 / Mar 28 (Skype meeting) creative writing workshop, Rebel Writers, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Jan 15 readingSpoken Word Edinburgh (From the Horse’s Mouth), The Royal Dick, Summerhall, Edinburgh

Jan 13 / Jan 20 / Jan 27 / Feb 3 / Feb 10 Reading Round, COL, Edinburgh University

 

2019

 

Dec 1 1st Prize, Mslexia/Poetry Book Society Women’s Poetry Competition 2019 – ‘(Un)certainties’

Oct 8 reading for Dove Tales, Ghandi, the Man Who Changed the World, Consulate General of India, Edinburgh

Oct 6 panel discussion (with Jenni Calder and Claire Squires), Are We There Yet? The Road to Equality for Scottish Women Writers, Portobello Book Festival, Edinburgh

Sep 30 Oct 7 / Oct 14 / Oct 21 / Oct 28 Reading Round, COL, Edinburgh University

Sep 11 Reading Round, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Frauenfeld, Switzerland
reviewed by Désirée Wenger, Tagblatt, 12 Sep 2019 (Thurgauer Zeitung, 13 Sep 2019)

Sep shortlisted, Eyelands 9th International Short Story Contest (Greece) – ‘When the bikers blow into town’

Jul 25 reading, Edinburgh launch of Unthology 11 (Unthanks Books), Blackwell’s Edinburgh South Bridge

Jun 25 featured, ‘Ambit is 60: Celebrating six decades discovering the greats of tomorrow today’ (Video by Andrew Warwick)

May 28 Reading Round, English Circle, Hotel-Restaurant Trauben, Weinfelden, Switzerland

Apr 16 reading, launch of Ambit 236, Tate Modern, London

Feb 24 introduction, screening of ‘The Divine Order’, Red Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh

Jan 29 / Feb 12 / Feb 26 / Mar 12 / Mar 26 / Apr 9 / Apr 23 / May 7 / May 21 /  Sep 24 / Oct 8 / Oct 22 / Nov 5 / Nov 19 / Dec 3 critical reading group, Edinburgh

Jan 26 Feb 23 Mar 30 May 18 Jun 29 Jul 27 Sep 28 Oct 26 Nov 30 creative writing workshop, Rebel Writers, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

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