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Chrissie Gittins - Dates


February/March
Judging Fish Short Memoir Prize, closing date 31st January www.fishpublishing.com/competition

March 4th
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

March 8th
Poetry visit to Rotherhithe Primary School, London SE16

April 28th
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

September 10th
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

September 28th
Reading from 'Adder, Bluebell, Lobster' at the Wigtown Book Festival. www.wigtownbookfestival.com/programme

October 3rd
National Poetry Day visit to St Margaretís School, Hampstead.

October 17th
Childrenís poetry reading and workshop with two local primary schools at Dorchester Library for the Dorchester Literary Festival. www.dorchesterliteraryfestival.com

October 24th
Launch of 'Sharp Hills' at the Rugby Tavern, 19 Great James Street, London WC1N 3ES. From 6.30pm. www.rugbytavernlondon.co.uk

November 13th
Reading from 'Sharp Hills' at Tetbury Goods Shed, Old Station Yard, Cirencester Road, Tetbury GL8 8EY.


2018

February 26th
Poetry/World Book visit to Stanford Primary School, Norbury, London SW16.

March 1st
World Book Day visit to William Davis Primary School, Shoreditch.

March 5th
Poetry visit to Francis Drake Primary School, Deptford.

March 21st
Chrissie interviewed by The Irish Times about childrenís poetry and judging the Caterpillar Poetry Prize. www.irishtimes.com

March 26th
Poetry visit to Richard de Clare Primary School, Halstead, Essex.

March 31st Caterpillar Poetry Prize
Closing date for Caterpillar Poetry Prize for childrenís poems written by adults which Chrissie is judging. www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com

April 16th
Blog post for Unthank Books to mark reprint of 'Between Here and Knitwear'. www.unthankbooks.com

April 20th
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

April 21st
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

June 4th
Article in The Irish Times about selecting the winner of the Caterpillar Poetry Prize. www.irishtimes.com/culture/books

June 8th
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

June 9th
12.30 - 2pm - poetry reading and workshop for children at Settle Library. Free Event.

June 30th
Wealden Literary Festival, Kent. Poetry reading from Adder, Bluebell, Lobster followed by childrenís poetry workshop, 1.30pm. www.wealdenliteraryfestival.co.uk

July 5th
Chrissie is added to Newcastle University's list of Notable Alumni. www.ncl.ac.uk/alumni

October 1st
National Poetry Day/Week visit to St Thomasís School, Clapham.

November 19th
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


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