Thursday, 23rd March
Words & Jazz
I shall be doing a 10 minute set as one of the readers in this now well-established series of evenings, which begin with four or so poets reading their work, before handing over to live jazz.
Downstairs at the Vortex, Gillett Square, Dalston, London N16 8AZ

Wednesday, 12th April
John Harvey & Blue Murder: Poetry, Jazz & the Crime Connection
I shall be talking about the connections between poetry, jazz and crime fiction and reading in collaboration with Ian Hill (saxophones) and Geoff Pearson (double bass).
Bromley House Library, Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL – 6.30 – 8.30pm
Tickets & Enquiries: – 0115 9473134

Friday, 28th April
Fourth Friday
I shall be reading alongside the excellent Debris Stevenson, with two sets by the equally excellent singer-songwriter Liz Simcock.
The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX  8.00 start

Tuesday, 23rd May
Benefit Poetry Reading for the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead
I shall be reading with Leah Fritz and others. Music from John Lake at the piano. More details to follow.
Primrose Hill Community Centre, Fitzroy Road, London NW1 – 7.00pm onwards

Thursday, 25th May
Brighton Fringe Festival
Poetry & Jazz Layer Cake : The John Lake Band provide the music; I’m the nicely maturing jam in the middle.
The Latest Music Bar, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton BN2 1TF – 8.00 – 10.45pm
Tickets & Enquiries:  – 01273 687171

Thursday, 12th October
Albert Poets, Huddersfield
Delighted to be back at this great venue, and reading alongside three other poets, after far too many years.
Details to follow.

Thursday, 9th November
Highgate Library, London
A talk about writing crime fiction – specifically the novel I should just have finished! – sponsored by the Friends of Highgate Library
Details to follow.