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.


                                                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 Café, 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

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


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

                                                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)                               Draper's Arms Poetry Gig                                      The Draper's Arms,  29-31 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LZ.
FREE

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. 
           
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

Wed 11 Oct 7.30pm (Workshop)         'Creating Tension' - Sawbo Writer's Club                Sawbridge Words, 47 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., CM21 9AR
£10 (£5 unwaged)

Fri 3 Nov 7.30pm (Poetry)                    Words! A Night of Poetry and Spoken Word           Moon on The Water, 203 North Promenade, Cleethorpes, DN35 8SJ
FREE

Wed 8 Nov 7.30pm (Workshop)                    'Genre' - Sawbo Writer's Club                       Sawbridge Words, 47 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., CM21 9AR
£10 (£5 unwaged)

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

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