Events

If you want to hear J.S.Watts reading her poetry and prose live, or attend one of her workshops, check out the events below.


2019 Readings and Events 

Sun 6 Jan 2-4pm (Workshop)                     'Beginnings' - Writers' Club                                           Twisted Cellar, 30 South St, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Sat 19 Jan 11am (Talk, poetry +)                Society of Authors Talks - My Writing Life           Croxley Green Library, Barton Way, Croxley Green, Herts WD3 3HB.
FREE


Sun 27 Jan 8pm (Poetry)                             Draper's Arms Poetry Gig                                      The Draper's Arms,  29-31 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LZ.
FREE

Thurs 31 Jan 7.30pm (Poetry)                     Spoken Word                                                                Southern Maltings, Kibes Lane, Ware, Herts., SG12 7BS
FREE                                                                     
            
Weds 6 Feb 8pm (Talk, poetry+)                 Book Night at the Courtyard          The Courtyard, Pendrill Court, Ermine Street North, Papworth Everard, CB23 3UY
FREE

Thurs 21 Feb 7pm (Talk, poetry+)               Society of Authors Talks - Writing & Me     Hertford Library, Dolphin Yard, Maidenhead Street, Hertford, SG14 1DR
£3                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Sun 3 Mar 2-4pm (Workshop)                     'The Middle' - Writers' Club                                                          Twisted Cellar, 30 South St, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Fri 8 Mar 7.30pm (Poetry)                          Waterlight: a Journey Down the River Mel                       Melbourn Hub, 30 High St., Melbourn, Cambs., SG8 6DZ
£6

Weds 20 Mar 8pm (Poetry)                        Poetry Swaps                                Cellar Bar, Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincs., PE9 2DL
FREE

Sat 13 Apr 8pm (Poetry)                           Saturday Sound Stage at the Compasses                    The Compasses, High Street, Stansfield, Suffolk, CO10 8LN
FREE

Sun 5 May 2-4pm (Workshop)                 'Editing and On-the-day Critique' - Writers' Club                            Twisted Cellar, 30 South St, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Sat 25 May 2pm onwards (Poetry/Prose)   Pando Festival                                                                                   Parkhall Road, Somersham, Huntingdon, PE28 3
(Ticketed Festival)

Sat 1 June 2.30pm approx  (Poetry)            Strawberry Fair                                         Wild Strawberries Stage, Eastern Bloco, Midsummer Common, Cambridge
FREE 

Fri 21 June 8pm (Poetry)                             Words Without Frontiers                     The Ellen Terry Suite, Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre, Stevenage, Herts.,
£6

Sun 7 July 2-4pm (Workshop)                      'Narrator' - Writers' Club                                                          Twisted Cellar, 30 South St, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Sun 4 Aug 2-4pm (Workshop)                    'Ideas & Appropriation/Fiction from Reality" - Writers' Club      Twisted Cellar, 30 South St, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Thurs 5 Sept 7pm (Prose)                         Vanguard Readings @ Harlow Playhouse              Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1LS
FREE

Sun 8 Sept 7pm (Poetry)                             Sunday Night Lives                                                                The Flying Pig, 106 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LQ
FREE

Sat 19 Oct 10.30am (Talk, poetry+)               TBC                                                                                       Buntingford, Herts.



 
J.S.Watts reading at Stevenage Festival, June  2019 as part of Parnassus poetry (photo with thanks to Chris Ripple)

                                   
                                                 2018 Readings and Events

Weds 14 Feb 7.30pm (Workshop)               'Love' - Sawbo Writers' Club                          Sawbridge Words, 47 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., CM21 9AR
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Weds 11 Apr 7.30pm (Workshop)               'Death' - Sawbo Writers' Club                          Sawbridge Words, 47 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., CM21 9AR
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Sat 28 Apr 7pm (Poetry)                             Launch of Issue 6 of Fenland Reed                                          Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely, Cambs., CB7 4AU
£5.50 (incl copy of magazine)

Sat 12 May 2pm (Poetry)                            Slack Folk                                                                    Piatto CafĂ©, 17-19 Priory Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LG
FREE   

Sat 2 June 12.55pm (Poetry)                      Strawberry Fair                                         Wild Strawberries Stage, Eastern Bloco, Midsummer Common, Cambridge
FREE 

Sun 3 Jun 2-4pm (Workshop)                    'Writing Tips' - Writers' Club                                      Waterstones, 12 South St, Bishop's Stortford, Herts., CM23 3AT
FREE

Sun 3 Jun 8pm (Prose)                               Fiction Fix                                                                      The Draper's Arms, 29-31 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LZ. 
FREE

Mon 4 Jun 7.30pm (Poetry)                       The 1000 Monkeys                                             Castle Lounge at THE KEEP, 29 Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW

Sun 1 Jul 2-4pm (Workshop)                    'The Art of Getting Published' - Writers' Club              Waterstones, 12 South St, Bishop's Stortford, Herts., CM23 3AT 
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Sun 29 Jul 4-8.30pm (Poetry)                     Chilled Out Sunday Folk                      The Plough, 12 High Street, Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, Nr. Royston, SG8 6PP
FREE

Sun 5 Aug 2-4pm (Workshop)                    'Flow - dialogue and beyond' - Writers' Club               Waterstones, 12 South St, Bishop's Stortford, Herts., CM23 3AT
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Sun 5 Aug 8pm (Prose)                              Fiction Fix                                                                      The Draper's Arms, 29-31 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LZ. 
FREE

Sat 11 Aug  11am (Talk, poetry +)             Society of Authors Talks - My Writing Life                              Hitchin Library, Paynes Park, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1EW 
FREE

Fri 17 Aug 3pm (Poetry)                            Cambridge Recovery Festival                                            Fulbourn Hospital, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, CB21 5EF
(CPFT staff, patients and charities only)

Sun 9 Sep 7pm (Poetry)                             Sunday Night Lives                                                                The Flying Pig, 106 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LQ
FREE

Fri 14 Sep 7pm (Poetry)                              Hitchin Lavender Literary Evening            Hitchin Lavender, Cadwell Farm, Arlesey Rd, Ickleford, Herts. SG5 3UA
£8

Fri 5 Oct 7pm (Poetry)                                  Poets Supper                                     The Plough, 12 High Street, Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, Nr. Royston, SG8 6PP
Dinner price (optional)

Sun 7 Oct 8pm (Prose)                                Fiction Fix                                                                      The Draper's Arms, 29-31 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LZ. 
FREE

Sun 4 Nov 2-4pm (Workshop)                    'The End' - Writers' Club                                              Waterstones, 12 South St, Bishop's Stortford, Herts., CM23 3AT
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Sat 8 Dec 2-4pm (Book signing)                 Society of Authors Event                       David's Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Herts., SG6 3DE
FREE


J.S.Watts reading at The 1000 Monkeys, Guildford - 4th June 2018
(Photograph by Janice Dempsey)

                                               
J.S.Watts reading at the Feminist Poetry Jamboree, "Holding The Line", Kings Cross, London - 8th April 2017
(Photograph by Cathy Pyle)                                                                           

                                                             J.S.Watts reading at the book launch for "Years Ago You Coloured Me" - 29th March 2016
                                             

J.S.Watts performing at Beast and Bards, Cambridge - 21st February 2015
(photograph by Matt Widgery)


J.S.Watts performing at Rhythms of the World, Hitchin -  2nd August 2014

                                                                   
J.S.Watts reading at Scribal Gathering, Stony Stratford - March 2013
    
      J.S.Watts reading at the Winter Into Spring event in support of Bassingbourn Book Cafe - 10th February 2012

                                  J.S.Watts reading in Royston Library as part of the 2011 Royston Arts Festival  - 30th September 2011