Events and workshops

Talking Rhythm

Katie Griffiths is the feature poet at the first session of 2023. Wednesday 22nd March at The Prince Of Greenwich Pub 82 Royal Hill, London SE10 8RT. Doors open 7pm to start at 7.30pm. £5/£3 on the door. With open mic. Hosted by Bernadette Reed (right of photo, taken by Barney Ashton).

Music from folk duo The Gillies.

Red Door Poets live in London

Tuesday 7th March, Red Door Poets will be reading from their new collection Thresholds at The Club for Acts and Actors, 20 Bedford Street London WC2E 9HP. Doors open at 7.15 pm. There will be an open mic and you can sign up for this at the door. Please register on Eventbrite.

Fells and Such at Hersham Live Music Club

Tuesday February 7th, Hersham Sports & Social Club, 128 Hersham Road, Hersham, Surrey KT12 5QL. Evening starts at 8.0 pm. Doors open 7.15 pm, music from 8.0

Red Door Poets online reading

Book Launch

Poetry Spa Day with Roz Goddard

Saturday 5th November 2022 10.0 am – 4.0 pm

Join us for a day in Warwick!

Red Door Poets with Special Guests

Sunday 25th September 22 online 6.0 – 7.0 pm.

Three Red Door Poets – Katie Griffiths, Tom Cunliffe and Mary Mulholland – will be reading with their guests: Claire Collison, Matthew Paul, and Alex Corrin-Tachibana.

Saturday 23rd April 2022 . 10.15 am – 1.0 pm


A springtime adventure in writing poems

The morning’s theme will be opening ourselves up to the new, coming out of a shell and reaching forward and outward, as this season of growth and renewal would teach us.

The emphasis is on curiosity and fun. We’ll play word games. We’ll use a variety of prompts to get fresh ideas flowing. In the delightful environment of The Healing Sanctuary near Shere, Surrey, we’ll create a safe and enjoyable space in which to capture new thoughts on a page and see what magic and mischief they can get up to if given free rein.

This is a workshop both for those who have experience in writing poems as well as for those who wish to experience the joy of discovering the surprises that will emerge when their pen meets paper.

Please bring a pen and notebook. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

For more information and tickets, please click below.

Sunday 23rd January 2022 6.0 pm – Red Door Poets

Sunday 14th November 6.0 pm – Red Door Poets

Friday 5th November 7.0 pm – Poetry in Aldeburgh

Messing About and Crossing Out

What is the mind, if not a trickster?  And what is the body if not a con-artist?  And what is consciousness, if not the in-joke that swallows us whole?

With Jon Stone, Chrissy Williams, Katie Griffiths and James McDermott.

Sat 30th March 1.0 pm – London Literature Festival with Malika’s Poetry Kitchen in the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall

Featuring Malika Booker, Jill Abram – who has been director of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen since 2010 – Nick Makoha, Yomi Ṣode, Kareem Parkins-Brown, Katie Griffiths and Kostya Tsolakis.

Thursday 7th October 7.30 pm- Live Canon’s National Poetry Day CAA, 20 Bedford Street, WC2E 9HP

With Jenny Mitchell, Miranda Houghton, Henry Saint and Katie Griffiths.

Monday 20th Sept – BBC CSL: WordPlay: Live Poetry at the Belgrade, Coventry

Nine Arches Press’ live poetry series and open mic returns to The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry with a very special line up of guest poets: acclaimed, bold and vital new voices in poetry, Romalyn Ante, Lewis Buxton and Katie Griffiths – all three previous selected poets on the Nine Arches Primers mentoring scheme.

Friday 5th March 1.O pm – lunchtime Reading Series with Live Canon

Am delighted to be reading with William Stephenson and Vanessa Lampert. Register for tickets here:

The film of my poem ‘fork as Significant Other’ made the shortlist for the Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film competition. Many congratulations to film-maker Cris Fells. All shortlisted films were live-streamed on 29th November, 2020.

Malika’s Poetry Kitchen at WinchesterFest

Saturday July 25th, 2020

Jill Abram, Charlotte Ansell, Mehmet Izbudak, Maisie Lawrence, Arji Manuelpillai, Michelle Penn, Janett Plummer, Joolz Sparks and I in MPK’s first live online reading.

Check out all the details here:

Guest reader at Abegail Morley’s launch of The Unmapped Woman

Wednesday May 20th, 2020

It was a great honour to be part of Abegail Morley’s launch, which took place on Zoom. She read a mesmerising set of poems from The Unmapped Woman, her stunning new collection. The evening was further enhanced by a selection of work from Robert Peake.

The Golden Hinde

Five of us from the Malika’s Poetry Kitchen collective – including Jill Abram, Rishi Dastidar, Charlotte Ansell and Peter Raynard – were able to record poems that we would otherwise have read in person at The Golden Hinde in April. My poem is entitled ‘You are bible and not much thumbed’.

International Women’s Day

Sunday March 8th, 2020

I read alongside my fellow Live Canon pamphlet winners at the Boulevard Theatre, Soho, London, at 16.30. It was another outing for My Shrink is Pregnant, plus other poems, and a chance to hear exciting readings from Tania Hershman, Robin Houghton and Miranda Peake.

Poet in Residence at the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary

Until Covid-19 struck, I was at the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary in Surrey playing word games and giving writing prompts, all designed to assist in wellbeing.

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