Forthcoming readings (etc.) by Peter Manson:

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th July 2017: I’ll be reading as part of the SoundEye poetry festival in Cork, Ireland.  Readings will be at The Guesthouse in Chapel Street, Shandon, and also in the Musgrave Theatre in the Firkin Crane, also in Shandon.  Other readers include Ellen Dillon, Randolph Healy, Trevor Joyce, Fergal Gaynor, Mark Weiss, Camilla Nelson, Nat Raha, Maggie O’Sullivan, Peter Gizzi, Billy Mills, Sarah Hayden, Nisha Ramayya, Walt Warriner-Cummins and associates, Geoff Squires, Keith Tuma, Emilia Weber, Maurice Scully, Mike Saunders, Mairead Byrne, Mendoza, John Hall, Gwen Muren and Catherine Walsh.

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th October 2017: Peter Manson symposium at the University of Glasgow. Friday evening is a poetry reading, featuring (among others) Linus Slug, Nat Raha, Nick-e Melville, Jow Lindsay, Sarah Hayden and Holly Pester. Symposium proper on Saturday, followed by a reading by me. More information and Call for Papers at

Past events:

Monday 22nd May 2017: reading with Nat Raha and Rob Halpern at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR.  7pm.  Free entry, but advance booking recommended:  Access statement for the venue here.

Monday 13th March 2017: reading as part of the Entropics experimental poetry events in Southampton. Location: Mettricks Old Town Cafe, 117 High St, Southampton SO14 2AA, UK.  Accessible venue, all welcome. 7pm.

Saturday 26th November 2016: reading at the launch of Zarf 6: the audio issue, with Julia Rose Lewis, Calum Gardner, Christophe Lee and Alice Tarbuck.  Location: The Project Café, Renfrew Street, Glasgow. 6:30 for 7pm start.

Wednesday 16th November 2016: reading at Aberdeen University.  Room 224 of the Sir Duncan Rice Library/Leabharlann an Ridire Duncan Rice.  2pm.

Wednesday 5th-Friday 7th October 2016: reading as part of the Outside-in/Inside-out festival in Glasgow.  Other participants include Charles Bernstein, Sean Bonney, Andrea Brady, Julie Carr, Phillip Davenport, Gerrie Fellows, Bronac Ferran, Alec Finlay, Sara Guyer, Pierre Joris, Gerry Loose, Aonghas MacNeacail, Maggie O’Sullivan, Sandeep Parmar, Holly Pester, Nicole Peyrafitte, and Jerome Rothenberg.  Call for Papers is here: — more information soon.

Friday 8th-Sunday 10th July 2016: reading at the SoundEye Festival of the Arts of the Word in Cork, Ireland.  The other readers are Mendoza, Sophie Seita, Luke McMullan, Aodán McCardle, Edmund Hardy, Amanda Ackerman, Jeff Hilson, Ellen Dillon, Sam Solomon and Linda Norton.

Friday 29th April 2016: reading at Rivet+, as part of the Secret Poetry conference at Northumbria University, Newcastle. Other readers include Lisa Samuels,  Mendoza, Mark Wardlaw, Emilia Weber, Ann Matthews, Nisha Ramayya & nick-e melville. Room 121, Lipman Building.  7.30pm.

Friday 19th February 2016: reading for the Boise State University MFA Reading Series, at 7:30pm. Venue: The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho 83702, USA.  The reading is free and open to the public. Website:

Wednesday 27th January 2016: reading with Holly Pester and Xelis de Toro at Hi Zero in Brighton.  Venue: upstairs at the Hope & Ruin, just down from the train station on Queen’s road, Brighton.  Doors at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. £4.  Website:

Wednesday 25th November 2015: reading with Faye Green, Linus Slug and Sleeve Liner at Rivet in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Venue: NewBridge Books, 14 NewBridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AW.  6pm – 9pm. Website:

Wednesday 3rd June 2015: reading with Martin Corless-Smith at Xing the Line, The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant, Clerkenwell, London WC1X 2AE.  6.30pm, £5 or £3 entrance.  Facebook page here.

Tuesday 26th May 2015: reading with Calum Rodger at the University of Glasgow 4th International Post-Graduate Arts and Humanities Conference.  8pm at the Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, opposite main gate on University Avenue.   Free entry.

Tuesday 5th May 2015: Reading with Mendoza at the Centre for Poetry and Poetics at the University of Sheffield.  5pm, Seminar Room, Humanities Research Institute.  Part of the science of poetry / the poetry of science series of readings and talks.

Friday 1st May 2015: reading as part of the Avant-Gardes Now! Symposium at Oxford Brookes University.  Pdf programme here — the day conference is now fully-booked, but there may still be seats for the evening reading at 6.15pm (ask the organisers — email address in pdf).

Saturday 21st March 2015: reading with Gerrie Fellows as part of the New Papers in Contemporary British Poetry day conference, at the Centre for Critical and Creative Cultures, School of Humanities, University of Dundee, Baxter Suite 1.36.  Reading scheduled for 6.15; see here for further information.

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