Earlier on in the year I was asked, by Hannah Boyd for a piece of work she is creating, to write on a white plate an outline of a project that I’d like to do. The gist of what I wrote was that because I was 50 in the summer and there are 50 counties (if you include London and its boroughs) I’d like to perform poetry in all of them and then maybe write something connected to the experience of performing in each one. Since January I’ve performed in Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands and Shropshire. So that’s five done. I’ve got gigs coming up in Cheshire, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire. So…if anybody in any of the other counties wants to book a poet for spoken word nights, schools gigs, or the TWG or WI type of speaker circuit gig then do send me a message. I’m not wanting to be out of pocket so I’m looking for paid gigs, or hat passing gigs where I might be able to get travel covered, or speakers fees in the case of WI or TGI. For schools I do have a daily rate for performing in assembly followed by workshops, so if you’re interested in that then, again, do get in touch. After posting this on facebook lots of people shared which was great of them and I’m going to be following up leads shortly 🙂
To find out more about Hannah’s fantastic project then check out her blog
This blog is intended to be a little place to muse on life as a freelance writer and performance poet. I’m hoping to post once a week to say what I’ve been up to, and let people know about opportunities to share their work. I hope you’ll check in from time to time and have a read.