Events

If you are interested in booking me for your school, library, festival or writing group, or to give a   poetry reading, please contact me.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, 15th January 2019, Kent & Sussex Poetry Society: I will be reading along with fellow members Susan Wicks and David Helmsley at 8pm. Venue tbc

Sunday, 10 February 2019: reading from The Tailor’s Three Sons and Other New York Poems at Seren@Cornerstone Festival.

 

PAST EVENTS:

4 December 2018: in conversation with Dominic King on Radio Kent, 8.20pm

24 November 2018: reading from The Disappearing Room at the 6th annual Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer poetry festival, the Kino, Washington Street, Cork, at 8.30pm

1 December 2018: The Tall Man and the Small Mouse at the Tunbridge Wells Library Family Fun Day, 11am.

Launch of my latest picture book, The Tall Man and the Small Mouse, on Thursday, 8th November 2018, at Waterstones Trafalgar Square, from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

29th September 2018: reading from The Disappearing Room at the Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, London, 8pm

27 September 2018: The Tall Man and the Small Mouse reading at the Tunbridge Wells Library, 11am for National Storytelling Day; booking recommended but tickets are free.

Launch of my first full poetry collection, The Disappearing Room, published by Arc, on Thursday, 4th October 2018, at the Tunbridge Wells Library, 6.30 to 8.30pm and on Monday, 8th October 2018, at the Poetry Café, Betterton Street, London, from 7 to 9pm. Free admission.

Thursday, 21 June 2018: launch of Reconsider the Collection, poems inspired by objects in the           Tunbridge Wells Museum, with local writers, at Tunbridge Wells Library, 84 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent  TN1 1JN. Doors open at 6.30pm for 7 – 8pm.

Sunday, 3 June 2018: TEMPLAR KEATS HOUSE POETRY FESTIVAL, Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR

11.00am – 12.00pm IOTA Launch Event – Nightingale Room, With Associate Editors Rachel Parris & Jane Weir & contributors including: Mara Bergman, Victor Tapner, Oliver Comins and more..

2.15pm – 2.45pm Pop up Readings: Mara Bergman with Dorothy Yamamoto: I will be reading             poems from my collection Crossing Into Tamil Nadu, along with some recent work.

Thursday, 21 June 2018: launch of Reconsider the Collection, poems inspired by objects in the           Tunbridge Wells Museum, with local writers, at Tunbridge Wells Library, 84 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent  TN1 1JN. Doors open at 6.30pm for 7 – 8pm.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017: Pighog reading with Jackie Wills and Ciaran O’Driscoll at the Nightingale Room, Grand Central, 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton  BN1 3PA, from 7.15 to 11pm

Thursday, 22 September 2016: Reading at Tunbridge Wells Library

Wednesday, 29th June 2016: Poetry reading at Pitcher & Piano, Tunbridge Wells, to help launch Abegail Morley’s new poetry collection, The Skin Diary, at 7 o’clock

Tuesday, 16th June 2016: Poetry reading at Needlewriters’ Cafe, Lewes, East Sussex

Saturday, 24th October 2015: story time at Family Fun Day, Tunbridge Wells Library

Tuesday, 20th October 2015: poetry reading with Graham Mummery at the Kent & Sussex Poetry Society, the Camden Centre, Tunbridge Wells at 8 pm

Saturday, 25th July 2015: launch of Best Friends paperback at The Alligator’s Mouth, Richmond, at 11.30 am