Readings





Andrew Forster is a regular reader of his own work, and has read for a number of groups and festivals, including Stanza, Ledbury, Liverpool Chapter and Verse, Manchester Literature Festival and Ware Poets. A complete reading, from Poets and Players at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, is available here.

He is available for readings and talks/discussion events. To book him for an event contact andrewforster@phonecoop.coop

Forthcoming Readings & Events

2015
Thursday 29th January
Poetry Live
Reading Town Hall & Hexagon Theatre
with Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Simon Armitage & John Agard

Past readings

2014
Thursday 2nd October 2.30pm
Grange-over-Sands Library

Monday 6th October 1.00pm
Manchester Literature Festival:
Manchester Central Library
with Helen Burke

Saturday 11th October 5.30pm
Durham Book Festival
Empty Bookshop HQ
with Andrew McMillan & Kim Moore

Thursday 30th October
Pighog Readings, Brighton

Thursday 23rd October 7.00pm
April Poets
The Storey, Lancaster
with Rebecca Bilkau, Ron Scowcroft, Elizabeth Burns and music from Bradyll Friends

Wednesday 16th April
Abbot Hall Hotel, Grange over Sands
Guest reader, with Carol Coates on Residential Poetry Course
Tutors Kim Moore and Jennifer Copley
www.kimmoorepoet.wordpress.com

Wednesday 12th March
Lumb Bank, Heptonstall
Arvon Schools Course - Guest reader
Tutors Rebecca Goss & Anthony McGowan

Wednesday 5th March
Albert Hall, Nottingham
Poetry Live with Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker & John Agard

Tuesday 4th March
The People's Theatre, Newcastle
Poetry Live with Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker & John Agard



2013

Thursday 29th November
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway
Reading with Rab Wilson & Terry McDonagh

Saturday 31st August 1.45pm - 5.00pm
Heart of Hawick, Hawick
Poets' Day
Inspiration & practical advice for poets, with JL Williams
Chaired by Bridget Khursheed

Saturday June 29th
Open Mic - Special guest
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Thursday 4th April
Poetry Out Loud - Cumbrian Heat
Carlisle Library
Judging

Friday 19th March
Netherhall School, Maryport
Reading/Talk

Saturday 9th March Stanza 2013 10.00am-11.00am
The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Poetry Café for Breakfast: A Natural Engagement with Mandy Haggith, David Borthwick and Carry Akroyd.
The panel discuss how poetry engages with nature and the environment.

Sun 10 March
Stanza 2013 1.00pm-2.00pm
Council Chamber, Town Hall, St Andrews
Border Crossings
with Colin Will

Friday 1st March 10am -4.00pm
Dominion Theatre, London
Poetry Live with Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Simon Armitage, John Agard & Imtiaz Dharker

Friday 1st March 10am -4.00pm (simultaneous events)
Friends House, Euston Road, London
Poetry Live with Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Simon Armitage, John Agard & Imtiaz Dharker

Monday 4th February 10am - 4pm
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Poetry Live with Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Simon Armitage, John Agard & Imtiaz Dharker

Wednesday 30th January 2013 10am -4.00pm
The Hexagon Theatre, Reading
Poetry Live with Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Simon Armitage, John Agard & Imtiaz Dharker

2012
Saturday 10th November 2012
Ansdell Library 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Time to Read Perfect Places Project

Saturday 10th November
Cleveleys Library 10.30am -12.00pm
Time to Read Perfect Places Project

Saturday 3rd November
Bury Library 2.30pm -4.00pm free
Time to Read Perfect Places Project

Friday 5th October
IEKO Environments, High Street, Lewes, Sussex
with Catherine Smith

Friday 5th October
Downlands Community School, Hassocks, West Sussex
School reading

Thursday 27th September
QEGS, Penrith, Cumbria
School reading with Phoebe Power

Tuesday 25th September 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Sheffield University Festival of the Mind
Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
with Sean O'Brien & Katherine Towers









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