Chrissie Gittins - Dates
Judging Fish Short Memoir Prize, closing date 31st January www.fishpublishing.com/competition
Oundle International Festival - 10-11am poetry reading to year 3 classes from several schools at Oundle School. Afternoon visit to local school. www.oundlefestival.org.uk
Poetry visit to Rotherhithe Primary School, London SE16
Radio play 'Life Assurance' broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra - 'about Liverpudlian sisters Catherine Flanagan and Margaret Higgins (aka the Black Widows) who in 1884 devised a get-rich-quick scheme based upon poison and insurance policies shocked the nation'. Available for 30 days on iplayer. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes
Reading from new poetry collection 'Sharp Hills' with Chris Beckett and Daljit Nagra at Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich, SE21 7BG. 7.30 - 9.00pm www.bellhouse.co.uk
Reading from 'Adder, Bluebell, Lobster' at the Wigtown Book Festival. www.wigtownbookfestival.com/programme
National Poetry Day visit to St Margaretís School, Hampstead.
Childrenís poetry reading and workshop with two local primary schools at Dorchester Library for the Dorchester Literary Festival. www.dorchesterliteraryfestival.com
Launch of 'Sharp Hills' at the Rugby Tavern, 19 Great James Street, London WC1N 3ES. From 6.30pm. www.rugbytavernlondon.co.uk
Reading from 'Sharp Hills' at Tetbury Goods Shed, Old Station Yard, Cirencester Road, Tetbury GL8 8EY.
Poetry/World Book visit to Stanford Primary School, Norbury, London SW16.
World Book Day visit to William Davis Primary School, Shoreditch.
Poetry visit to Francis Drake Primary School, Deptford.
Chrissie interviewed by The Irish Times about childrenís poetry and judging the Caterpillar Poetry Prize. www.irishtimes.com
Poetry visit to Richard de Clare Primary School, Halstead, Essex.
Closing date for Caterpillar Poetry Prize for childrenís poems written by adults which Chrissie is judging. www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com
Blog post for Unthank Books to mark reprint of 'Between Here and Knitwear'. www.unthankbooks.com
Big Lit Festival, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway. 10.30 - 12.00 - event with 3 local primary schools at Gatehouse Primary - poetry reading and workshop. www.biglit.org
Big Lit Festival, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway. Workshop for adults - writing poetry for children, 10.00-12.00, Drop-in Centre. www.biglit.org
Article in The Irish Times about selecting the winner of the Caterpillar Poetry Prize. www.irishtimes.com/culture/books
7.30 - 9.30 - adult poetry reading with Mary Jane Holmes for Settle Sessions at The Folly, Settle, North Yorkshire, £6. www.folly.org.uk
12.30 - 2pm - poetry reading and workshop for children at Settle Library. Free Event.
Wealden Literary Festival, Kent. Poetry reading from Adder, Bluebell, Lobster followed by childrenís poetry workshop, 1.30pm. www.wealdenliteraryfestival.co.uk
Chrissie is added to Newcastle University's list of Notable Alumni. www.ncl.ac.uk/alumni
National Poetry Day/Week visit to St Thomasís School, Clapham.
Readings from and discussion of She Is Fierce: Brave, bold and beautiful poems by women - West End Lane Books, 7.30pm. Free event, tickets bookable. www.welbooks.co.uk/events