10th May 2016
The The The
In Peckham - details tbc. 

12th March 2016
York Literature Festival
Poetry Comics workshop from 12-2pm. Full details here!

25th February 2016
Pighog Poetry Night
The Redroaster, Brighton, £5, 7.45
With poet John Harvey.

19th February 2016
A Bubbling Sound
Betsy Trotwood, London, £5, from 7.30pm
Magma's final National Conversation event as four poets help us explore how we respond to poems being performed in different ways and different environments. Readings and intimate performances from Kayo Chingonyi, Holly Pester, Ross Sutherland and Chrissy Williams.

6th February 2016
SMASH: a comic, graphic and novel talkfest
Barbican Library, free, 5-8pm
Full info here:


3rd November 2015
School of Night: Poetry with Tracey Herd and Chrissy Williams in St Andrews
with Tracey Herd, introduced by Don Paterson.
Toppings Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG

29th September 2015
AB Jackson launch of The Wilderness Party
with Mark Waldron
7.30pm, The Yorkshire Grey

27th June 2015
if p then q reading
The Hardy Tree Gallery, Kings Cross
with Stephen Emmerson, Peter Jaeger, seekers of lice, Nathan Walker & Chrissy Williams
7.30pm, free entry, BYOB

17th June 2015
The Poetry Inquisition #5
Small White Elephant, Peckham
Tim Gunn and Chrissy Williams
As at previous events, every poet who reads will face probing questions from the audience and a good-natured but merciless Newsnight-style grilling by our panel of interrogators.
7.30pm, free entry

24th May 2015
DIY Cultures
Talking on poetry pamphlets and ephemera. More details tba on website.
Rich Mix London

7-8th May 2015
The Place for Poetry
Talking on poetry and comics. More details on website.
Goldsmiths, University of London   

28th April 2015
CB1 Reading
With Anna Selby and open mic
Faculty of English, West Road, Cambridge at 8pm, free entry

21st March 2015
Newcastle Poetry Festival
Saturday morning, 10am
part of a group of creative responses to the Bloodaxe Archive


2nd December 2014
Pelemeni Holiday Reading
With readings from with Eve Grubin, Kathryn Maris, Nicholas Murray and Stav Poleg and Chrissy Williams

Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
Saturday 8th November 2014 
- Discussion between Chrissy Williams and artist Annabel Dover
Pond Gallery, Snape, 9.30am, free
- Close reading on Sonam Chhoki's 'New Year dusk' 
Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape, 7pm, free
Sunday 9th November 2014
- New Voices Reading with Kayo Chingonyi, Jonathan Edwards, Suzannah Evans and Chrissy Williams
Britten Studio, Snape, £7.50

4th September 2014
Mount London Salon
with Inua Ellams, Amber Massie-Blomfield, Tom Chivers & Chrissy Williams
Waterstones Piccadilly, 7pm, free

15th August 2014
6 Poets at the Fruitmarket, Edinburgh 
With readings from Simon Barraclough, Isobel Dixon, AB Jackson, Rob Mackenzie, Andy Phillip and Chrissy Williams
8pm, £5 entry  

31st July 2014
Summer Series at The City Pride
The City Pride, Clerkenwell, London
With Fiona Benson, Andrew McMillan and others
7pm, free

11th June 2014
Amid the Ruins
Daniel Blau Gallery, 51 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB
With work from the following performers: Jennie Cole, Ken Edwards, Hazel Smith and Roger Dean, Fiona Templeton, Chrissy Williams. Organised by the Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre.
7-9pm, free entry

29th May 2014
Mount London launch party
Rough Trade East, Brick Lane, London
With readings from Joe Dunthorne, Chrissy Williams, Amber Massie-Blomfield and more to be announced.
7pm, free entry but RSVP essential to

13th May 2014
ANGELA at Waterstones Hampstead
Reading from ANGELA pamphlet, with Richard Scott.
7pm, £3, wine provided

23rd April 2013
Where is the Poem? Mini-Festival
De Havilland campus, University of Hertfordshire
with Nathan Hamilton and Jacob Sam-La Rose

14th April 2014
HappenStance Poets
30 poets reading at the Torriano Meeting House
from 7.30pm, £5

22nd March 2014
Annie Freud & the Girls: Amy Key, Camellia Stafford, Chrissy Williams
Sladers Yard, Dorset
Full details here
6.30pm, £10

15th March 2014
Fjender: Danish Enemies

Rich Mix Arts Centre, London 
Three pairs of poets from Denmark & the UK premiere original collaborations, featuring three of Europe’s most innovative and exciting poetic practitioners in Morten Sondergaard, Martin Glaz Serup and Cia Rinne.
I am collaborating with Cia Rinne in preparation for this event.
Supported by the Kulturstyrelsen – Litteratur, Danish Agency for Culture with thanks to the Danish Embassy in London.  
7pm, Free


15th December 2013
Betsy Trotwood Xmas All-Dayer

A whole day of free poetry readings, as part of a Poems in Which showcase with Martha Sprackland, Francine Toon, Camellia Stafford, Mark Waldron, Fran Lock, John Canfield and more tbc. Full listing on link above.

19th November 2013
Michael Marks Awards
British Library
Reading with the other shortlisted poets David Clarke, Kim Lasky, Kim Moore, Ben Parker and Neil Rollinson at the ceremony for the Michael Marks pamphlet awards.

26th October 2013
Rich Mix Arts Centre, Main Space
Collaborative reading with Nia Davies as part of a day-long festival, 2pm-10pm. Our reading is set for the session starting at 5pm.
Free entry  

16th October 2013
Launch of ANGELA 
At basement of Drink, Shop & Do in King's Cross, London
from 7pm, with a short reading at 8.30  

19th July 2013
Enemies at the Hardy Tree gallery
Readings from the p.o.w. broadside series, with Simon Barraclough and Pascal O'Loughlin

9th June 2013
Reading with Fiona Moore
At the Torriano Meeting House
time tbc

15th May 2013
Reading at launch of Long Poem Magazine
At the Barbican Library
from 6pm with readings at 9.15pm
free entry

27th April 2013
Poets on Pasolini: A New Decameron

Part of Pasolini Film Season at the BFI
At the BFI
With Simon Barraclough, Jane Draycott, Charles Lambert, Glyn Maxwell, John McCullough, Valeria Melchioretto, Luca Paci, Cristina Viti, Stephen Watts, Chrissy Williams, all reading their own specially commissioned pieces inspired by specific Pasolini titles.

26th April 2013
Modern Poets on Viking Poetry
7pm, for 7.30
at Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, CB3 9DP
With John Canfield, Nia Davies, Lucy Hamilton, Pen Kease, Jane Monson, Okey Nzelu, Rebecca Perry, Anna Robinson, Colette Sensier, Lavinia Singer, Chrissy Williams

16th April 2013
HappenStance Pamphlet Launch with Fiona Moore
Upstairs at the Crown Taven, Clerkenwell
from 6.30pm, with short readings at 7.45pm

8th April 2013
The Other Room
With Patrick Coyle, Sarah Crewe and Rhys Trimble
The Castle Hotel, Manchester

5th February 2013
Reading with Simon Barraclough
At the Gipsy Hill Tavern

15th January 2013
Reading with Poetry Library poets 
Lorraine Mariner, Chris McCabe and Pascal O'Loughlin
Lumen venue, 88 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9RS


17th December 2012
Launch of Birdbook II (Sidekick Books)
with Anthony Adler, Mark Burnhope, Ian McLachlan, James Goodman, Luke Heeley, Andrew Jackson, Valerie Josephs, John McCullough, Samuel Prince and Christos Sakellaridis 
at Paper Dress Boutique and Bar, Shoreditch

16th December 2012
Betsy Trotwood Christmas All-Dayer
with Aime Williams, Kirsten Irving, John Canfield, Helen Mort, Sophia Blackwell, Mark Waldron, Edward Mackay, Nicola Gledhill in a "Christmas Cracker" section, plus many more poets  
all day

6th December 2012
Launch of Where Rockets Burn Through (Penned in the Margins)
with Simon Barraclough, Sue Guiney, Kirsty Irving, Lorraine Mariner, Ian McLachlan, Jon Stone and Kelley Swain
Toynbee Studios 28 Commercial Street London E1 6AB

17th November 2012
Interrobang Festival (Annexe Magazine)
with Will Conway, Rob Mimpriss and Eley Williams and many others through the day
£9 at the Betsy Trotwood all day

26th October 2012
Poetry for Sonic Youth
with Swithun Cooper, Becky Cremin, Sarah Crewe, Amy Key, Francesca Lisette, Roddy Lumsden, Chris McCabe, Godkin Mor, Pascal O'Loughlin, Nat Raha, Andra Simon, Saradha Soobrayen, Tim Wells and Michael Zand
Mascara Bar, Stamford Hill

24th July 2012
Salt Plus 
with Kaddy Benyon, Luke Heeley, Anne Berkeley, Caroline Crew and Rebecca Perry  
at the Betsy Trotwood 

29th June 2012
Italian Poetry Reading (Poetry Parnassus)
with Milena Ercolani, Ribka Sibjatu, Valeria Melchioretto and Simon Barraclough 
at The Southbank Centre 

7th June 2012
A Jammy Paddle Up Deptford Creek (Brockley Max Festival)
with Sean Coughlan, Matthew Wall and Robert Cole
at The Gantry Restaurant & Bar 

29th March 2012
Launch of "Adventures in Form" (Penned in the Margins)
with Patience Agbabi, Nathan Penlington, Hannah Silva, Tim Wells, Richard Price, Kirsten Irving, Ira Lightman and Jon Stone
at Toynbee Studios 

14th March 2012
Launch of Tim Cockburn's "Appearances in the Bentinck Hotel"
with Tim Cockburn, Theo Best and Matthew Gregory
at Oxfam Dalston 

6th March 2012
Launch of my pamphlet "The Jam Trap"
at The Phoenix, Charing Cross Road  7pm 

21st February 2012
Selected Poems at the V&A
Fuselit/Sidekick Books Showcase with Ian McLachlan, Sophia Blackwell, M.P. Dean, Jon Stone and Kirsten Irving
at The V&A Bookshop 


11th December 2011
Betsy Trotwood Christmas All-Dayer
at The Betsy Trotwood  all day