David Morley

Recent and Forthcoming Selected Events

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Arvon Foundation 'Retreat with Walking', at The John Osborne Centre, The Hurst, Shropshire, 23-28th May.
Poetry Archive recordings go live, April 2016.
Advanced Poetry Workshop,  ISA London, 27th April 2016
Wenlock Poetry Festival workshop, 10.30-12.3- Wenlock Priory, with Gregory Leadbetter, 24th April 2016
Ted Hughes Award ceremony, Saville Club, Mayfair, 7.00 pm, 31st March 2016
Poets and Players, Manchester Whitworth Arts Gallery, workshop and reading, 20th February 2016. Video of reading available by clicking here.

Thame Festival reading.18th October 2015

Society of Authors Writers in Conversation, with Helen Mort, Sheffield Showroom, 11.00 10th October 2015

Speech, Cheltenham Literature Festival, HSBC Lounge, 5pm  2nd October 2015

Arvon Course on Writing Poetry, with Penelope Shuttle, John Osborne Centre, The Hurst, Shropshire, all week, 7th-12th September 2015

Reading for 50th anniversary of University of Warwick, 3pm Warwick University, 16th July 2015

Workshop at Warwick Space, 6pm, 7th July 2015
Arvon Course on Writing Poetry, with Caroline Bird, Lumb Bank, all week, 17th-22nd November 2014. Guest reader: Pascale Petit.

Poetry Reading and Competition announcement, Swindon Poetry Festival, 4th October 2014
Alliance Professor of Writing residency, Monash University, Melbourne, 26th July - 30 August 2014

Poetry Workshop on 'natural magic' for The Moor Poets, Holne Moor (Higher Michelcombe Farm), Dartmoor, 20 July, from 9.30

The Cornwall Poetry Festival, Poetry Reading 10.30, Panel on 'Do Poets Need to be Performers' 12.00, Poetry workshop at Cothele 2.30-4.20, all on 29th June 2014!

Poetry Environments
workshop, all day, Norwich Writers Centre, 22nd June 2014

WORLDS international writers events, Norwich Writers Centre, all week 16th-21st June 2014

Performance at John Clare in Space Conference, Oxford Brookes, 30th May-1st June 2014

'Singing School': Workshop for The Poetry School, London, 24th May 2014
Poetry Reading: with Allison McVety to launch her new collection "Lighthouses" at South Street Arts Centre, Reading at 7.30 pm, 29th April 2014

Workshop, Reading and Foyle Young Poets event, Wenlock Poetry Festival, the weekend of 26-27th April 2014

Poetry Reading, Cheltenham, 29th March 2014

Arvon Course at The Hurst for Foyle Young Poets Winners, all week, 17th-22nd February 2014, with Jane Draycott, guest reader Hannah Lowe

Poetry Reading, Leamington Literary Society, Town Hall, 14th January 2014, 7.30 pm
Maps and Legends anthology launch, New Library of Birmingham, 11th December 2013, 7.15 pm
Poetry Reading and workshop, Buzzwords, Cheltenham, 1st December 2013

Poetry Reading, Woodstock Book Festival, 17th November 2013, 4pm

Poetry Reading, To Gypsyland at Metal, Peterborough, 26th October 2013

Midlands launch for The Gypsy and the Poet, School of Art, Margaret Street, Birmingham, 23rd October, 6.30-8.30 with Gregory Leadbetter, with thanks to ICCW

The Gypsy and the Poet, performance at Lancaster Litfest, 19th October 2103, 4pm with Neil Curry

Panel event on spoken word performance, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 18th October, 6pm

Fantastic Voyage, Day Poetry Workshop,The Poetry School, London, 12th October 2013

Foyle Young Poets and National Poetry Day, Royal Festival Hall, London, all day, 3rd October. Award ceremony and afternoon readings by Hannah Lowe, David Morley, Simon Armitage and more.

Launch of The Gypsy and the Poet, Clare Cottage, Helpston, 28th September 2013, 2pm 

Institute of Advanced Study poetry workshop, Bristol University, 25th September 2013

The Warwick Prize for Writing Announcement, Wallace Collection, London, 24th September 2013, 7.00 pm
British and Irish Poetry Conference, Manchester   12th September

Melbourne Writers Festival, 30th August 2013, 6.00 pm

Nine Arches Poetry Shindig, Leicester, 8th July 2013, 7.30 pm

Magma launch poetry reading, Troubador Cafe, London, 1st July 2013

Poetry Reading, Wordsmiths & Co, Warwick Arts Centre, 17th June 2013 7.30 pm
Poetry Reading, Warwick Book Festival, 15th June 2013 

Poetry Reading, University College London, Shifting Territories conference, 22nd May 2013

Premiere of "Ideas of Flight", Norwich Cathedral, 11th May 2013, 8 pm

Poetry reading and Q&A, Kellogg College, Oxford 7th May 2013

Poetry performance, Hit the Ode, Birmingham, 21st March 2013

Perth Writers Festival ends: Sun 24 Feb The Music of Poetry – workshop by David Morley 10am - 1pm

Sat 23 Feb 2013 Free Verse - Poetry reading by David Morley 3.30 - 4.30pm

Sat 23 Feb Landscapes of the Imagination – Panel Discussion 11 - 12pm

Murdoch University, Perth  Reading and Lecture Thursday 21 Feb 2013

Perth Festival event - Opening Address and Party.

Perth Writers Festival begins, Australia 
http://www.perthfestival.com.au/What's-On/Event/Perth-Writers-Festival 20th February 2013

Poetry workshop, “With Rocks and Stones and Trees” – Eco-poetry Workshop with David Morley, The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, 16th February 2013

Award Ceremony for the T.S. Eliot Prize, The Wallace Collection, London, 6.30 14th January 2013

Talk by David Morley on the shortlisted collections, T.S. Eliot Prize Preview, Royal Festival Hall, 1.00-3.00, 13th January 2013

Poetry Reading, Long Poem Magazine, Royal Festival Hall, 8.00 pm, 9th January 2013
'Everything is Poetry', speech, International Portal, Warwick University, 28th November 2012

Poetry Reading, Birmingham City University, 21st November 2012

'On Valerie Eliot', BBC Radio 4, 18th November 2012

Keynote address, NAWE 25th Anniversary Conference, York, 9th November 2012

Announcement of T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist, 23rd October 2012

Open air Poetry Reading, Romany Writers event, Stowmarket, 13th October 2012

'The Crowd', poem for Hillsborough, BBC Radio 5Live, Noon, 23rd September 2012

Open air Poetry Reading, Emmonsales Heath, Helpston, 16th September 2012

Keynote reading, Ted Hughes Society Conference, Pembroke College, Cambridge, 15th September 2012

Tutor, with Deryn Rees-Jones, Co-tutored Poetry Retreat, Arvon Foundation at Lumb Bank, 30th July to 4th August 2012
Poetry Reading, The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, 1st May 2012

Talk and Reading, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, 26th March 2012

Festival Masterclass:
sTanza Poetry Festival, 11.15 a.m. Sunday 18th March 2012, Town Hall, St Andrews.

Poetry Reading:
sTanza Poetry Festival, 5 p.m., Saturday 17th March 2012, Parliament Hall, St Andrews.

Poetry Reading: ‘Birds, Romani and Poetry’, 12 p.m., 19th November, Helpston Church as part of the
New Networks for Nature symposium.
  Participants include: Simon Armitage, Sean O’Brien, W.N. Herbert, Vona Groarke, John McAuliffe, Jacob Polley, Paul Farley, David Morley, David Morley: Poetry Reading: Melbourne Writers' Festival, Australia, 4th September 2011, ACMI The Cube ‘The Morning Read’

David Morley: Poetry Workshop for Melbourne Writers’ Festival, 3rd September 2011, Wheeler Centre, Little Lonsdale Street, 10am-4pm

David Morley: Poetry Workshop on 'Poetry Environments' for Norwich Writers Centre

David Morley: 'Natural Magic': Week-long residential course on poetry with Colette Bryce, Arvon Foundation at Totleigh Barton, 30th May-4th June 2011
Tower Poetry Awards on 9th May 2011, London. Judge. 
The Woodstock Bookshop and Tower Poetry are organising an evening of poetry in Woodstock on Thursday 7 April 2011 in The Woodstock Arms at 7pm when David Morley and Peter McDonald will be reading from recent works. This is a rare opportunity to hear two of our very best poets reading together. Tickets £4 (students free) MUST be booked in advance from The Woodstock Bookshop: 01993 812760 or info@woodstockbookshop.co.uk  

David Morley: "The Invisible Birds: A Reading with Birdsong" at The Conference of Birds at Essex Book Festival, The University of Essex, 4.40 p.m. 12th March 2011

David Morley: Poetry Reading and Workshop, Shewsbury School, 7th March 2011

David Morley: Launch of "Enchantment", The Studio, Millburn House, Warwick University, 8.00 p.m. 19th January 2011

David Morley: Poetry Reading, Buzzwords, Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham, 7.00 p.m. Sunday 5th December 2010

Poetry Reading, Long Poem Magazine Fundraiser, Drink, Shop & Do, cafe/bar on Caledonian Road just around the corner from Kings Cross, London, from 2.00 p.m. (DM opens proceedings), Sunday 5th December 2010

Poetry Reading, Nine Arches Press event, 7 p.m. Jam Cafe, Heathcote Street, Nottingham, Sunday 21st November, 2010

Discussion on science and literature: Birmingham Readers and Writers Festival, 1.00 p.m., Saturday 20th November, 2010

Launch of “Enchantment”, London, 29th November 2010 

Workshop: Warwick Words Festival, 1st October 2010

Week-long course with Alison McLeod, Starting to Write, Arvon Foundation at Lumb Bank, 30 August to 4 September 2010

Poetry Reading, Stand Up Poetry Reading Series at the Duncan Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, June 10th 2010

David Morley: 'Poetry and the Envrionment', British Council HQ, London, Friday 4th June 2010
Tutor: Ecopoetry Writing Day, Llangollen, 16 May 2010.Plas Newydd.

David Morley. Poetry Reading, Arts Bar, Wokingham, 8 April 2010

David Morley. Book Launch. Launch of, and readings from, David's latest anthology of up and coming poets, Dove Release: New Flights and Voices (Worple Press, 2010). With guest stars: Peter Blegvad, Glyn Maxwell, Jane Holland and Luke Kennard and many more taking the floor. The Studio, Capital Centre, Millburn House, Warwick University. 18 March 2010

David Morley. Poetry Reading. Reading and Workshop, The Seamus Heaney Centre, Queens University, Belfast, 25-26 February 2010

David Morley on Poems on the Underground to celebrate 350 years of Royal Society, London tube network, February to August 2010

David Morley. Poetry Reading and talk, Shakespeare Winter School, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford Upon Avon, 14 January 2010

David Morley. Poetry Reading, De Montfort University, 7th November, 2009

David Morley. Poetry Reading, "The Night of the Day" launch, Buzzwords, Cheltenham, 6th December, 2009

David Morley. Poetry Reading, "The Night of the Day"`launch, The Bell, Aldgate, London, 29th November, 2009

David Morley. Poetry Reading and Templar Poetry Winner book launches, Derwent Poetry Festival, Matlock, 14-15 November, 2009

David Morley. Poetry Reading from "The Night of the Day" launch, Wilde's, Leamington Spa, 16 November 2009

David Morley. Poetry Reading, Winchester College, 12 November 2009

David Morley. Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, Reading and Talks, 7-8 November 2009

David Morley. Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, All Day Workshop, 6 November 2009

David Morley. Birmingham Book Festival Event, 15 October 2009

David Morley. Workshop, Times Cheltenham Festival of Literature, 12 October 2009

David Morley: Birmingham Book Festival Event, 8 October 2009

David Morley: Nine Arches Press Event, Warwick Words Festival, Warwick 4 October 2009

David Morley: The Wolf launch, Poetry Society Studio Reading, 5 August 2009

Tutor: Arvon Foundation Starting to Write, The Hurst, July 2009

David Morley. Poetry Reading for Romany Theatre Company, Totleigh Bartion, 11th June 2009

David Morley. Interview with Kirsty Lang, "Front Row", BBC Radio 4, 23rd January 2009

David Morley. Poetry Reading, De Montfort University, 10th December 2008

David Morley. Poetry Reading, Lancaster LitFest, 1st November 2008

David Morley. Public Art. 'Slow Art Trail', new public art poems by David Morley unveiled, Strid Wood, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, late September 2008

David Morley. Poetry Reading. Bristol Poetry Festival, 11 September 2008, with Lavinia Greenlaw

David Morley. Poetry Reading, Tower Poetry, Christ Church College, Oxford, 27th August 2008

David Morley. Poetry Reading, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Sunday 13th July 2008, with MarinWarner

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