"When Will You Learn That There Isn’t A Word For Everything" is an art exhibition being held in the Nunn's Yard Gallery in Norwich, exploring the theme of how language fails us, curated by the artist Kristy Campbell. It is open from the 7th of December to the 9th of December. [more inside]
I have a story in An Outbreak Of Peace, a new anthology of stories about peace, released to coincide with the centenary of the end of the first World War, and the launch event takes place at Housmans Bookshop, King's Cross, on November 14th, at 7pm. [more inside]
Come listen to poetry at the Chopin Theatre and vote on a cash prize winner! [more inside]
I teach a class at NYU about generative, procedural and conceptual writing. This is the final performance event for the class. It's a poetry reading where computer programs generated all of the poems. More information and poster here. [more inside]
Cool Date: I'll be reading a monologue by your dad (who loves you kids very much, and who's maybe cooler than you kids give 'im credit for) at Cake Shop. Also appearing: @arealliveghost, @leh0n, @PIZZASHAMAN, @dry_hugs, and an in absentia piece by @THPD. The whole thing seems like it'll be a mixture of standup, poetry, and performance art, which frankly sounds like a perfect nightmare to me. It's seven bucks and 21+. You can RSVP on Facebook if you like.
Take Ten is a monthly music and spoken-word night at The Cumberland Arms in Newcastle. I've been booked for a rare transatlantic appearance, and I'd love to say hello to some local MeFites. Have a pint of real ale or cider on me! Admission is £4.
An evening of poetry, performance, and experimental text design from ITP’s Reading and Writing Electronic Text (a class that I teach at NYU). [more inside]
I've been hosting these readings at Rancho Parnassus for a few months now. It's a fun venue with good food and beer, and these poets are great. [more inside]
Join Ambit magazine for an evening of poetry and prose with readings from Sonja Besford, Anthony Howell, Abigail Parry and Penelope Shuttle. Entry is free (although a suggested donation of £3 would be much appreciated), and readings from the floor are welcome! [more inside]
Come hear poets Dennis Doherty and James Sherwood, featured poets at the Woodstock Poetry Society! Event is free and open to the public, and there is also an open mic. brief poet bios. [more inside]
I'm hosting a free reading with poet Lee Ann Roripaugh (who's coming all the way from South Dakota for the reading!), poet and critic Kaya Oakes, and wildly inventive saw musician Cynthia Weyuker. A good time will be had by all. [more inside]
I'm hosting a free poetry reading at Rancho Parnassus in San Francisco. Featured readers are Carrie Hunter, Della Watson, and Jessica Wickens.