Daily Archives: April 25, 2014

What I’m doing next!

Photo by Lancia Smith

Photo by Lancia Smith

GK Chesterton famously sent a telegram to his wife saying. ‘AM IN MARKET HARBOROUGH. WHERE SHOULD I BE?’

I empathise with both GKC and the long-suffering Frances as I too am often muddled, befuddled, and as like as not double-booked, when I come to look at my diary. In an attempt to straighten things out I have just gone through my commitments, as far as I can remember them, for the next year, and have discovered that I am indeed in Market Harborough in June, and in between, and beyond in all kinds of places on both sides of the Atlantic. I would be delighted to see, and to meet up with readers of this blog at any (or all) of the events/readings/retreats which I have discovered (sometimes to my great surprise) in my diary. so here they all are, as far as I know them, do join me at one or two of them if you can.

Here is a list of my forthcoming events including gigs, poetry readings, conference talks and retreats, as far as I know them, from May 2014-March 2015, more to be added soon

May 24th: I will be leading, and speaking at the annual Little Gidding Pilgrimage. Details will appear on the Friends of LG Events Page

May 30-th to June 1st: I will be reading at the Bloxham Literary Festival

June 6th: Charity Gig with Mystery Train at The Manor Barn Harlton 8pm

June 18th  I will be doing a poetry reading as part of a Quartet of Poets at Girton College FDR 8pm All Welcome

June 28th ‘Songs and Sonnets’ at Market Harborough Methodist Church from 2:30pm

July 22nd-25th: I will be a speaker and resident poet at Kindlingsfest on Orcas Island

July 28th-31st: I will be speaking at the CS Lewis Foundation’s Oxbridge conference, here in Cambridge

August 13-15th I will be a plenary speaker at the George MacDonald and the Victorian roots of Modern Fantasy conference in Oxford

September 1st-25th I will be Artist in Residence at Duke Divinity School, Duke University North Carolina. This residency will include A Public Reading, a Public Lecture and a concert in the Sean’s Singer-Songwriter series -more details to follow.

October 1st-November 20th: I will be a visiting fellow at St. John College Durham and will be doing various readings and lectures, at the College and the Cathedral more details to follow.

October 23-26th I will be leading an artists’ retreat at Laity Lodge in Texas, details here

December 12-14th I will be leading an Advent Retreat at Launde Abbey all welcome

March 14th 2015: I lead a day of prayer at Westminster Abbey, titled ‘Read Poems as Prayers’; praying through the poetry of George Herbert and Seamus Heaney’

March 23rd-27th: I will be ‘Visionary in Residence’ at Biola University Centre for Christianity culture and the Arts in Los Angeles. this residency will include poetry readings, performances and workshops, a concert with Steve Bell and a public lecture on Faith and the Arts. More details to follow.



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