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.


                                                2017 Readings and Events

Weds 25 Jan 7.45pm (Poetry)                 Ouse Muse                                                                                   Auction Room, 1 Duke Street, Bedford, MK40 3HR
£5/£4 

Weds 8 Feb 7.30pm (Workshop)               'Voice' - Sawbo Writers' Club                          Sawbridge Words, 47 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., CM21 9AR
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Sat 11 Feb 2pm (Poetry)                            Slack Folk                                                                    Piatto Café, 17-19 Priory Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LG
FREE   
        
Sat 11 March 6.15pm apprx (Poetry)         2017 Folk All Dayer                     The Hunter Club, 6 St. Andrews Street South, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3
£7 (Event runs from 1-11pm)

Thurs 23 March 8pm (Poetry & Prose)      Telling It...  Springs Forward                        The Royal Oak, 13 Crown Street, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5EB
FREE     

Sat 8 Apr 5.45 apprx (Poetry)                    The Persisters: Holding The Line                                                  The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, London, N1 0AX 
FREE (Event runs 3 - Midnight)                                          

Tues 18 Apr 7.30pm (Talk, poetry+)          Talk and Reading by J.S.Watts                       Sawbridge Words, 47 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., CM21 9AR     £5                                                                  A Life Spent Reading

Sun 30 Apr 7pm apprx (Poetry)      Nasty Women Spoken Word and Music           CUC Wine Bar, The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU (Event runs 6.30 - 10.45)

Weds 10 May  7.30pm (Workshop)     'Using your Five Senses' - Sawbo Writer's Club       Sawbridge Words, 47 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., CM21 9AR
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Sun 28 May 7pm-9pm (Poetry & Prose)   Launch of In Other Words Anthology      CUC Winebar, The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU       £ contribution as you think fit                     Allographic

Sat 3 June 2.55pm (Poetry)                          Strawberry Fair                                        Wild Strawberries Stage, Eastern Bloco, Midsummer Common, Cambridge
FREE 

Wed 7 June 7.30pm (Workshop)       'Passage of Time' - Sawbo Writer's Club                Sawbridge Words, 47 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., CM21 9AR
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Sat 17 June 4.25 - 5.10pm (Poetry)           Songs of Steelyard Sue                                                 Basement, CB2 Bistro, Norfolk Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LD    
£ contribution as you think fit                    In Other Words Literary Fringe Festival                                                                                                                   

Thurs 29 June 6.30 - 8.30pm (Poetry)               Stem Cell Exchanges                                                 Michaelhouse Cafe, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1SU 
FREE     

Sat 29 July (Poetry, workshop)                           Open Book 2017                               British Schools Museum, 41 - 42 Queen St, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9TS 3pm workshop, 5pm poetry                      Books, Beer and Banter
£4 (event runs from 12 - 6pm)   

Wed 9 Aug 7.30pm (Workshop)      'Art of Getting Published' - Sawbo Writer's Club         Sawbridge Words, 47 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., CM21 9AR
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Sun 27 Aug 8pm (Poetry)                                 Details To Follow                                                                      Peterborough

Tues 26 Sept 7pm  (Talk, poetry+)                 Writers in the Brewery                                              New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 1JH  £4

Sun 1 Oct 8pm (Prose)                                       Fiction Fix                                     The Draper's Arms,  29-31 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LZ. Peterborough
           
Weds 4 Oct 8pm (Poetry)                              Essex Poetry Festival                   Southend Poetry Group, Naval and Military Club, 20 Royal Terrace, Southend-on- £2                                                                                                                           Sea, Essex. SS1 1DU



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


                                                2016 Readings and Events 
                                               
Mon 1 Feb 8.45pm (Poetry)                   Speak For Action: Open Mic night in Aid                              Clare College Cellars, Clare College, Cambridge                      £3                                                                  of Refugee Action

Sun 27 Mar 7pm - 9pm (Poetry)             Allographic (featuring J.S.Watts)                                           CB2 Bistro, Norfolk Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LD                  £ contribution as you think fit                        Book Launch Preview                                    

Tues 29 Mar 6pm - 9pm (Poetry)           Book Launch and Cambridge Literary Fringe                       Cambridge Art Salon Gallery, 1 Thrifts Walk , Cambridge,      £ donation please                                     Fund Raiser                                                                                  CB4 1NR

Sat 9 Apr 3pm - 5.30pm   (Customised Poetry)        Allographic's "Poetry To Go"             Cambridge Literary Festival Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge Street,                                                                                                                                                                   Cambridge

Sat 23 Apr 3pm (Poetry Slam)              BedPop Pocket Slam                                                                     The Lane Cocktail Bar, Castle Lane, Bedford                    FREE

Sat 4 Jun 2.25pm (Poetry)                      Strawberry Fair                                              Wild Strawberries Stage, Eastern Bloco, Midsummer Common, Cambridge
FREE 
                                                                                                                                                               
Fri 17 Jun 7.45pm (Poetry)         When Words Are Not Enough...oh, wait a minute, yes they are!           Ellen Terry Suite, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage,        £5                                                       Parnassus Poetry at Stevenage Mini Festival                                          Hertfordshire

Weds 13 July 8pm (Poetry)                   Crosswords                                                          The Malt Cross, 16 St James' Street,  Nottingham, Notts., NG1 6FG
£2                                                           Facebook Event Page

Sun 17 July 7pm (Poetry)                      Street Lives, Night Lives, Love Lives Poetry                                               The Elm Tree, Orchard Street, Cambridge                                                

Thurs 21 July 7pm (Poetry)                   Poetry Evening                                          Cole's Bookstore, 4 Crown Walk, Pioneer Square, Bicester, Oxon., OX26 6HY
£3 (Call Coles on 01869 320779 to reserve a seat)

Sat 23 July 10.30am - 5pm (Customised Poetry)               Peter's Day Out, Family Day                                   Hodson's Folly, Coe Fen, Newnham, Cambridge                                                                                                 Allographic's "Poetry To Go"           
Sat 23 July 3.30pm approx (Poetry)                                   Poetry readings and performance
FREE

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

Sat 13 Aug 2pm (Poetry)                       Slack Folk                                                                           Piatto Café, 17-19 Priory Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LG
FREE

Sun 18 Sep 7pm (Poetry)                      Street Lives, Night Lives, Love Lives Poetry                                                   La Raza, 4-6 Rose Crescent, Cambridge.
FREE

Tues 27 Sep 7.30pm (Poetry)               Poetry Aloud                              The Bay Tree Cafe Bistro, 11 St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1SQ
£2.00

Fri 7 Oct 7.30pm (Poetry)                  The Poets Supper - National Poetry Day      The Plough, 12 High Street, Shepreth, Cambs (nr Royston, Herts) SG8 6PP
£15 (with supper)
£5 (without food)

Sat 22 Oct (Poetry)                                Cambridge Poetry Tour - Festival of Ideas                                                                                          Around Cambridge 1pm - 2.30pm                                          Click here for further details
3pm - 4.30pm

Sun 30 Oct 2pm - 5pm (Workshop)        The Art of Getting Published - Allographic Workshop                     CB2 Bistro, Norfolk Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LD          £ contribution as you think fit

Sun 13 Nov 3pm - 4pm (Poetry)           Pivotal Festival of Change                    Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cambridge, CB5 8
FREE but £5 entry to Festival

Weds 16 Nov 8pm (Poetry)                   Stamford Poetry Swaps            Cellar Bar, Stamford Arts Centre,  27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2DL
FREE

Sat 3 Dec 11am -1pm (Poetry)             Telling It... In The Deep Midwinter                                  Huntingdon Library, Prince's Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3PA
FREE



                                                             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