Dates

Details of Robert Harper’s public poetry readings, workshops, performances and events. Use the contact form to enquire whether Robert can attend your event or run a workshop etc.

Events 2017

February 18/19th 2017: Poetry Surgeries – Verve Poetry & Spoken Word Festival, Waterstones Birmingham, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL. 10am-12pm each day (FREE, book online)

March 14th 2017: Guest speaker – Birmingham Poetry Society Stanza, Waterstones Birmingham, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL. 7pm each day (Free)

May 2nd 2017: Poetry Reading – Poetry Lounge at the Sitting Room, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1BB. 7:30pm (£2 on the door)

June 1st 2017: Poetry Reading – Shrewsbury Poetry with Jonathan Edwards and Lucy English, The Old Post Office, 1 Milk Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1SZ. 7:30pm (£3 donation on the door)

Events 2016

January 5th 2016: Poetry Reading – Poetry Lounge at the Sitting Room, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1BB. 7:30pm (£2 on the door)

January 30th 2016: Transatlantic Poetry Reading – featuring Robert Harper, Jennifer Lynn Williams, Christopher Crawford, Edward Dougar, Rachel Heimowitz, and R.A. Villanueva. Live online from Transatlantic Poetry. 7pm GMT. (FREE)

February 11th 2016: Love Poems for Valentine’s with the Emma Press – Liz Berry & Richard O’Brien are joined by various local poets. Waterstones Birmingham, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL. 7pm (FREE but booking is required)

April 6th-23rd 2016: Theatre – To Kill a Machine by Catrin Fflur Huws (Scriptography Productions) at King’s Head Theatre, Islington, London. (£10-£25)

April 24th 2016: Poetry Reading – New Voices @ Wenlock Poetry Festival, featuring Robert Harper, Colin Wells, Kate Innes and Carol Caffrey. Methodist Church, King Street, Much Wenlock. 3:30pm (£4 or £12 for a Day ticket)

June 2nd 2016: Shrewsbury Poetry – The Old Post Office, 1 Milk Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1SZ. 7:30pm (FREE)

September 26th 2016: Poetry Reading – Verbose @ Fallow café, 2a Landcross Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6NA. 7:30pm (FREE)

October 6th 2016: Poetry Reading – Celebrate National Poetry Day with Emergency Poet, Deborah Alma at the launch of her new anthology The Everyday Poet: Poems to Live by; 7:30pm @ Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1JN. (£3)

October 16th 2016: Poetry Reading – Octopoet: Made in Roath @ The Coffi House, 3 Wellfield Road, Cardiff, CF24 3NZ. 7:15pm (FREE)

November 3rd 2016: Shrewsbury Poetry – The Old Post Office, 1 Milk Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1SZ. 7:30pm (FREE)

November 26th 2016: Poetry Reading – Overheard @ Shrewsbury Festival of Literature, Theatre Severn Foyer, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8FT. 1pm-3pm (FREE)

Events 2015

January 6th 2015: Poetry Reading – Poetry Lounge at the Sitting Room, Ludlow, Shropshire. 7:30pm

January 19th 2015: Poetry Reading – Carol Ann Duffy & Friends, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. 7:30pm

February 5th 2015: Poetry Reading – Shrewsbury Poetry @EatUp, Shearmans Hall, Milk St, SY1 1SZ Shrewsbury. 7:30pm

February 28th 2015: Panellist ‘Publicising Your Writing’ – Student Writers’ Toolkit (Writing West Midlands), University of Wolverhampton.

March 24th 2015: Poetry Reading – Poetry Bites, Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham. 7:30pm

April 11th 2015: Poetry Reading – Shrewsbury Poetry Stanza at Southwater Library Readers’ Day.

April 25th 2015: Poetry Busk – Wenlock Poetry Festival. 4pm

May 6th-22nd 2015: Theatre – To Kill a Machine by Catrin Fflur Huws (Scriptography Productions). On tour around Wales and at The Arcola, London.

May 29th 2015: Poetry Reading – Poetry for Nepal, Shrewsbury Coffeehouse. 7:30pm

June 24th 2015: Poetry Reading – Bad Language Manchester, Castle Hotel. 8pm

July 7th 2015: Poetry Reading – Poetry Lounge at the Sitting Room, The Blue Boar, Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. 7:00pm

July 27th 2015: Event Host – Launch of Zelda Chappel’s debut poetry collection, The Poetry Cafe, Betterton St, London. 7:00pm

July 31st 2015: Theatre – To Kill a Machine by Catrin Fflur Huws (Scriptography Productions). The Gate Arts, Cardiff. 7:30pm

August 7th-31st 2015: Theatre – To Kill a Machine by Catrin Fflur Huws (Scriptography Productions). The Aviary, Zoo Venues, Edinburgh.

September 1st 2015: Poetry Reading with John Hegley & Ian McEwen, Poetry Lounge at the Sitting Room, The Blue Boar, Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. 7:00pm

September 23rd 2015: Poetry Reading – Stanza Bonanza Shrewsbury vs Southwark, Poetry Cafe, Betterton St, London. 7:30pm

October 3rd 2015: Poetry Reading – Blackberry Fair, Whitchurch. 2-4pm

October 12th 2015: Talk on Poetry Publishing & Submitting Your Work – Cross Border Poets, Theatr Clwyd. 7:30pm

November 5th 2015: Poetry Reading with Rosie Shepperd – Shrewsbury Poetry, CSONS Cafe, Milk St, Shrewsbury. 7:30pm (FREE).

November 19th 2015: Poetry Reading – Vanguard Readings at The Bear Freehouse, 296a Camberwell New Rd, London. SE5 0RP. 7:30pm (FREE).

November 26th 2015: Event Host – Launch of Bare Fiction Magazine Issue 6, Apotheca Bar, 17 Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1FS. 7:30pm (FREE).

December 10th 2015: Poetry Reading – A New Manchester Alphabet Book Launch at Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester. M2 3JL. 5.00pm (FREE).

 

Events 2014

January 23rd 2014: Poetry Reading – Poetry for Lunch, Birmingham Library

January 29th 2014: Event Host – Launch of Bare Fiction Magazine Issue 1, Gwdihw Cafe Bar, Cardiff

March 20th 2014: Poetry Reading – Hit the Ode, Birmingham

April 5th 2014: Poetry Reading – Big Busk, Shrewsbury Coffeehouse

April 26th 2014: Poetry Reading – Wenlock Poetry Festival Slam

April 29th 2014: Director – Rehearsed reading of ‘The Memory Asylum’ by Debbie Sutton, Birmingham Rep

April 30th 2014: Event Host – Launch of Bare Fiction Magazine Issue 2, Gwdihw Cafe Bar, Cardiff

June 12th 2014: Poetry Reading – Launch of The Interpreter’s House issue 56, Redroaster Cafe, Brighton

June 28th 2014: Poetry Workshop – Dip Shropshire, Craven Arms

July 21st 2014: Radio Play – ‘It Takes Two to Lie’ by Isabelle Grey, BBC Radio 4

August 3rd 2014: Poetry Workshop – Dip Shropshire, Craven Arms

August 7th 2014: Poetry Reading – Shrewsbury Poetry @EatUp. 7:30pm

August 31st 2014: Event Host – Live online reading with Dan O’Brien & Rebecca Goss, Transatlantic Poetry

September 24th 2014: Event Host – Launch of Bare Fiction Magazine Issue 3, Dogstar, Brixton

October 11th 2014: Meet the Author Event – Wellington Literary Festival, Wellington Library.

October 17th 2014: Poetry Reading – Launch of Shrewsbury Stanza Anthology, Shrewsbury Library

December 11th 2014: Event Host – Launch of Bare Fiction Magazine Issue 4, 6/8 Kafé, Birmingham

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