14 October – No Borders Festival, The Holt Sheffield
11-13 September – African Studies Association UK Conference – “Communities, Collaborations, Crafts & Crossings (with Jarad Zimbler), University of Birmingham
29 June – Festival of Debate Closing Party: 100 Years of Womens Suffrage @ 7pm, Picture House Social, Abbeydale Rd, Sheffield (with Wordlife, Helen Pankhurst, Hollie McNish, Salena Godden, Girl Gang DJs) – Tickets for Good
19 April – Celebrating Verse Matters Anthology @ Alumni Room, School of English, University of Leeds, 5.30pm
1 March – Verse Matters Anthology @ Chapter One Books, Manchester, 7.30pm
8 March – ‘Stand & Friends’, Headingley Literature Festival @ Heart, Headingley, 7.30pm
10-11 November – Tony Harrison at 80: A Celebration @ Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9DA
11 July – Writers in the Bath @ The Bath, Sheffield
22 June – Migration Matters – Verse Matters, @Moor Theatre Deli, 7.30pm
7 June – Remembering Oluwale Celebration @ Outlaws Yacht Club, Leeds 7pm
27 May – Special Verse Matters @ South Yorkshire Poetry Festival @ Moor Theatre Deli, Sheffield, 7.30pm
27 April – Tony Harrison in Nigeria “New Light on Tony Harrison“, British Academy, London
4 Apr – Women’s Path’s Research Group: Informal talk on the urgency of intersectional feminism today, including poetry reading and photography @Alumni Room, School of English (House 10), University of Leeds, 5.15-6.45pm
9 March – Verse Matters (SheFest special for International Women’s Day) @Moor Theatre Deli, 7.30pm
23 Feb – Hive-Verse Matters Young People’s Open Mic @Theatre Deli, Sheffield, 7.30pm
16 Feb – Women-of-Steel workshop, Hunter’s Bar Infant School, Sheffield
14 Feb – Knit/lit Workshop (Yorkshire Year of the Textile) @Royal Armouries, Leeds, 2-4.30pm
9 Feb – Verse Matters @Moor Theatre Deli, Sheffield, 7.30pm
1 December – The Gauntlet @The Holt Cafe, Sheffield, 8pm
25 November, Reclaim the Night, 6.30pm Assembly for march (Sheffield Cathedral), Rally (Coffee Revolution) 7.30pm
24 November, Big City Read @York Explore, 7-8pm
7 November, Sheffield Anti-Slam @The Old Crown, London Rd
3 November – Verse Matters @The Moor Theatre Deli, Sheffield
27 October, Hive Verse Matters Young People’s Open Mic @Theatre Deli, Sheffield
25 October, Launch of Cultural Institute @Great Hall, University of Leeds
6 October, Verse Matters @The Moor Theatre Deli, Sheffield
1 September, Verse Matters @The Moor Theatre Deli, Sheffield
Peace Poetry Workshops @ various schools, Leeds
19 August, Bank St Arts, Sheffield
10 July, Ilkley Literature Festival/ Wordlife, Bradford Playhouse
Peace Poetry Workshops @ various schools, Leeds
23 June, Verse Matters @ Moor Theatre Deli, Yorkshire Festival/ Refugee Week
18 June, Words and Whippets @ York Theatre Royal
17 June, Postcolonial Education: Teaching, Learning and Schooling in and After Empire (Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium), Rose Bowl, Leeds
11 June, The Cabaret Stage, Peace in the Park, Sheffield
3 June, “Epistolarity, Literary Ancestries and World Literature” (Classics as/and World Literature), Kings College London
16 May, Guest, Fictions of Every Kind, Leeds
20 April, Five Leeds Poets, Poetry Centre, School of English, University of Leeds
15 April: Lyrical Presents Rachel Bower and Amy Kinsman, @Vittles, Sheffield
14 April: Guest, Live at the Lux, A Firm of Poets, Pudsey
2 April: ASSIST Poem-a-Thon, Art House Cafe, Sheffield
18 March: Scribble @ Shakespeares, Sheffield, S3 8UB
3 March: Verse Matters, International Women’s Day @ Moor Theatre Deli withRiver Wolton (Poet), Amy Kinsman (Poet) and Fiona Helsing (Musician).
Friday 28 January: Scribble @ Shakespeares, Sheffield, S3 8UB
Thursday 7 January: Verse Matters @ The Mugen Tea House, Sheffield with Gav Roberts (poet), Chella Quint (Poet/ Comedy) and Avital Raz (Musician).
Tuesday 10 November: FURIES Poetry of Women Warriors: Paperback Launch @ White Cloth Gallery, Leeds
Friday 30 October: A New Word Order @ West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield
Wednesday 21 October: Lunch Poems @ School of English, University of Leeds
Tuesday 20 October: Reading @ “Feminism is Not a Dirty Word”, The Green Room, Sheffield
Friday 9 October: Poetry Out Loud: Performance and Publication in the Digital Age with Helen Mort, Malika Booker, Rachel Bower and Rommi Smith @ The Chemic Tavern, Leeds 7.30pm
Wednesday 6 October: Leeds Humanities Research Institute: “A Failure of Craft”? Poetry in Leeds, Ibadan and Zaria in the 1950s and 1960s
Saturday 3 October: Reading @ Lynwood Gardens Festival, Sheffield
Friday 2 October: Reading @ We Shall Overcome, Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield
Thursday 10 September: Verse Matters @ The Hide, Sheffield. Featured artists: Genevieve Carver (Poet), Lou Richards (Musician) and Toria Garbutt (A Firm of Poets)
Friday 4 September: Rotherham Open Mic Performance (ROMP) @ The Bridge Inn, Rotherham.
Thursday 13 August: Verse Matters @ The Hide, Sheffield. Featured artists: Charlotte Ansell (Paper Boat Poets), Anamoli Meraki (Poet/ Singer) and Arash Shafei Sabet (Musician, Arts on the Run). Open mic performances from Danielle Matthews (poet), Laura Ronan-Toulson (poet).
Thursday 6 August: Spoken Weird (Featured) @ Bar Up, Halifax.
Monday July: Gorilla Poetry @ Brewdog, Sheffield.
Thursday 9 July: Launch of Verse Matters @ The Hide, Sheffield. Featured artists: Sheffield-based poet Helen Mort and Performance Poet Toria Garbutt (A Firm of Poets) and Mina Salama (Arts on the Run). Open mic performances from: Danielle Jeanee Richards (Up Scribe) Carol Eades (Poet and Gorilla EventsFriday ), Kate Garrett (Poet and Editor), Kev Titterton (Poet), Liz Ferrets (Poet), Rachel Garner (Poet).
Friday 3 July: Rotherham Open Mic Performance (ROMP) @ The Bridge Inn, Rotherham.
Thursday 2 July: Public discussion with ASSIST and Rafiki Jazz, Northern Postcolonial Network @ SITE Gallery, Sheffield.
Monday 22 June: Gorilla Solstice Relaunch @ Brewdog, Sheffield.
Tuesday 16 June: Sharrow Festival Poetry Slam @ The Old Crown Inn, Sheffield.
Thursday 11 June: Poetry and a Pint (A Firm of Poets) @ Cafe Lux, Pudsey, Leeds.
Saturday 6 June: Words in the City Slam @ Ilkley Literature Festival.
Friday 5 June: Rotherham Open Mic Performance (ROMP) @ The Bridge Inn, Rotherham.
Saturday 23 May: A Firm of Poets Associate (A Firm of Poets/ ROMP, South Yorkshire Poetry Festival), @ The Bridge Inn, Rotherham
Thursday 7 – Friday 8 May: Paper on Tony Harrison’s Poetry or Bust @ Goldsmiths Place for Poetry Conference, London.
Wednesday 25 March: Paper on Comparative Literature and Field Theory @ Inaugural Event of Northern Postcolonial Network, Liverpool John Moores University.