Forthcoming events

The Talleyrand, 1030 Stockport Rd. Levenshulme, M19 3WX 
Friday 18 October | 7.00 pm
Poetry reading in Levenshulme in aid of Safe Passage who are currently helping refugees find sanctuary.

National Creative Writing Industry Day 2019: Friday 1 November 
Geoffrey Manton Building, MMU, Manchester
Panel participant ‘Writing in the Face of Doubt’. 

Lit Up Festival
United Reformed Church, Macclesfield | Saturday 23 November 2019 | 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Reading a commissioned story at a live literature project. I will produce a new short story based on something related to Macclesfield and read it live at the festival.

Past events

Durham Book Festival: Sunday 13 October 2019 2.30 – 3.30pm
I read from and discussed our latest anthology, May We Borrow Your Country with other members of The Whole Kahani Collective, Kavita A. Jindal and Nadia Barb.
Durham Town Hall (Burlison Gallery), Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ

This Glorious Noise:  This Glorious Noise – 2
Tuesday 13 August 2019 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Nehru Centre | 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Readings from: Yogesh Patel, Debjani Chatterjee, Ravi Shankar, Jessica Mookherjee, Reshma Ruia and Kavita A. Jindal.
I received my Word Masala Award for the debut collection to be published by Skylark in October.

At the Manchester launch of Arachne Press’ latest collection ‘Story Cities: A City Guide for the Imagination‘ we had readings from several of the contributors including: Sarah-Clare Conlon, Cath Holland, Dave Murray, Cherry Potts and Reshma Ruia. Story Cities is a collection of new flash fiction in multiple genres about the things you see, experience and feel in the city. This is not your usual city to one particular city, but rather to all cities, to any city…

Date and Time: Thursday 27 June 2019 | 7.00-8.30pm
Location: Blackwell’s Bookshop, University Green, 146 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RN

I was at the birthplace of the Suffragette movement, the Pankhurst Centre, Manchester, on Thursday 7 March 2019 for an evening filled with readings and debate as we launched the 100 Voices, a collection by 100 female identifying authors from all over the UK.
The inspiring collection features a hundred women’s stories which were crowd-sourced and broadcast on the acclaimed 100 Voices podcast last year.

From 7 March, a book of the stories will be available for readers to support through the publisher Unbound.

Poetry Open Mic. Wednesday 6 March. Altrincham Word Fest 2019.

I write poetry to capture what it means to be human-flawed, imperfect, constantly seeking, never quite finding, never quite arriving.’

Altrincham Word Fest 2019

Verbose Manchester spoken word night at Fred’s Ale House on the theme of ‘Labels’, Monday 25 February 2019, 7.30-10.30pm.

Radio Interview with Susan Leigh on Trafford Sound, Tuesday 5 February 2019, 2-4pm.