Waiting, Hope & Expectation

Really looking forward to reading with poet Ann Pilling  at Christ Church, Brondesbury, London NW6. 7:30 – 9:pm on Friday 24th November.

Join us for an evening of poetry, music and reflection for the season of Advent. Followed by a reception provided by The Parlour.

Retiring collection in aid of St Laurence’s Larder. poster


The Bloomsbury Festival

Independent Voices

Delighted to be reading at The Bloomsbury Festival on Wednesday 18th October

with poets Rory Waterman & Nicholas Murray for an evening of political poetry.

Venue: Lumen URC, 88 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9RS

Time: 7.30 pm

Tickets: £5

We will be joined by readers Sarah Chatwin, Mark Unwin and Jean Woollard who will present some classic poems that challenge society with an independent voice.



Ways To Be Equally Human

I’m delighted to be part of a six-book event with live music by Minnie Birch, on Sunday 24th September from 2 -4pm. The event will be held at Tiki’s, 208 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 1BH.

Free entry. Interviews, readings, Q and A and songs and signed copies available of all six books.

I am Me by Sue Hampton

The Immigration Hand Book by Caroline Smith

Owl Song at Dawn by Emma-Claire Sweeney

Heaven’s Rage by Leslie Tate

Ravelled and Woken by Sue Hampton


USA Poetry Reading Tour 13th to 23rd September

So excited to be reading poetry from The Immigration Handbook at the following venues in the USA:

Wednesday 13th September 7pm Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge MA


Thursday 14th September 7pm Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Plympton Street, Cambridge MA


Sunday 17th September 4.30 pm The Hudson Valley Writers’ Centre, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591


Monday 18th September Guest Seminar at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York

Tuesday 19th September Guest Seminar at Red Bank Regional High School, New Jersey

Thursday 21st September Guest Seminar at Ann Arbor College, University of Michigan

Friday 22nd September Poetry Launch Party, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Waterstones Nottingham

Delighted to be reading from ‘The Immigration Handbook’ at Waterstones on the opening day of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. All money raised will go to the Charity ‘Safe Passage’ set up by Lord Alf Dubs in support of child refugees. With an introduction by former MP for Nottingham, Alan Simpson. The reading will take place on Friday 21st April from 7.15- 8.00 pm.


Closing evening of the exhibition ‘In Transit’

Grand finale to the Art & Poetry exhibition ‘In Transit’ at The Hellenic Centre

I’m delighted to be performing poems from The Immigration Handbook accompanied live by the composer and pianist Philippos Tsalahouris at the closing of ‘In Transit’ on Wednesday 5th April from 7 pm.

There will also be a showing of the silent film ASTERO also accompanied by Philippos Tsalahouris.


I am delighted to have been asked to read poems from ‘The Immigration Handbook’ at the opening of an Exhibition of paintings by artist Irene Daniolou Neofytou at the Hellenic Centre. Poems from ‘The Immigration Handbook’ will also be displayed on the walls.

This is a private first night, but the Exhibition is open to the public from Thursday 16th March. For opening hours please contact the Hellenic Centre: 0207 4875060.