Veronica Forrest-Thomson is Not Dead
A talk at Two Queens Gallery, Leicester, about the poet and critical theorist Veronica Forrest-Thomson, who is mistakenly believed to be dead.
Nothing Human is Strange to Me, DMU Gallery (Ben Judd)
I sang as part of the choir for the performance on the opening night, which involved 10 singers, 5 dancers, a lot of brown ribbon and a Victorian magic lantern.
Critical Reinventions conference, UEA
Presentation: “Work / Becoming / Opera”
Speculating on Deleuze and Guattari’s idea of ‘becoming’ as a model for poetic activity that does not aim to produce attributable, final and saleable work.
Seam Editions Showcase
I read from the glossaries of ‘Against Silence’, with an interlude where I described the conditions of its production and the concept of ‘microlanguages’.
BARDCORE – The Owl Sanctuary + the pub across the road from there, Norwich
The official reading of the 2016-17 MA Poetry group and opening night of the UEA Poetry Festival 2017. Organised to take place on the same night as a feminist punk gig. It was absolute chaos, and thankfully nobody had to hear any poetry.
Big Queer Poetry Night – The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
Organised with Joshua Jones. Headline acts: Zoe Kingsley and Sophie Robinson
An Evening in Remembrance of RF Langley (PN Review/ Writers Centre Norwich) – Dragon Hall, Norwich
I discussed and read an entry from RF Langley’s Journals.
Young Norfolk Arts Festival Poetry Slam – Norwich Arts Centre
Poetry coach and workshop leader for a group from Acle Academy
Maenads of Necessity – Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, Cambridge
Part of an experimental performance series created by Vahni Capildeo. I played Hades.