Lesley Saunders

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Schedule of public poetry readings and performances 2017

Here are the main events I’m reading at this year so far. 

Spring/Summer/Autumn 2017

Spring/Summer/Autumn 2016

Monday 25 January: reading at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour

Sunday 31 January: reading at Berkshire Music and Arts Festival, with Adrian Blamires

My poem ‘Asylum’ was performed by Eva Traynor, to mark International Women’s Day 2016 - still available to watch!

Tuesday 29 March: reading at Patterned Ground; venue DrinkShopDo

Saturday 23 April: art-inspired poetry event at Reading Museum

Sunday 24 April: Live Canon’s marathon performance of poems in response to all 154 of William Shakespeare’s sonnets at the Victoria and Albert Museum - I’ve written a poem in response to Sonnet 118

Saturday 30 April: reading in Henley, as part of Henley Arts Trail; venue d:two

Friday 3 June: reading as part of the launch of the anthology From Palette to Pen, to mark the centenary of the Holburne Museum, Bath

Saturday 11 June: reading at St Hilda’s College, Oxford at the science and poetry event organised by Jenny Lewis

Tuesday 14 June: reading one of Ignatius McGovern’s sonnets on the mathematician William Rowan Hamilton at the Institute of Physics

Sunday 10 July: reading at Torriano

Wednesday 19 October: reading in Bedford at Ouse Muse

Saturday 5 November: reading with Claire Dyer and Susan Utting as part of Poetry in Aldeburgh

Monday 28 November: reading at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour

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Spring/Summer/Autumn 2015

Saturday 7 March: reading as part of Bath Literature Festival’s Voices in the City - Bath Poetry Cafe

Thursday 26 March: guest reader at Words and Ears, Bradford on Avon

Thursday 2 April: guest reader at Chapter First Thursday, Cardiff

Tuesday 26 May: guest reader at CB1 Poetry

Tuesday 27 October: launch reading of Carcanet New Poetries VI at CB1 Poetry, venue CB2 Bistro Cafe

Spring/Summer/Autumn 2014

Friday 28 February: reading as part of Bath Literature Festival’s Voices in the City

Wednesday 26 March: reading at Poetry in the House, Lauderdale House

Saturday 10 May: guest reader at Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine Symposium 2014

Friday 1 August: reading as part of Two Rivers Press anthology launch, at Acton Court

Thursday 2 October: reading in ‘High Wire Act: Poems of Flight’ with Claire Dyer and Susan Utting at Swindon Festival of Poetry

Sunday 9 November: reading as part of Two Rivers Press anthology event, at Reading Poetry Festival

Friday 19 December: reading in ‘High Wire Act: Poems of Flight’ with Claire Dyer and Susan Utting at Reading Poets Café