Emergency Poet can be an exciting addition to arts, literary and music events, festivals, libraries, hopsitals and school events. It is also perfect for corporate events, weddings and parties and is a great ice-breaker. Deborah Alma will be very happy to discuss any event in more detail… so do get in touch – 

2016 Tour Dates 

February 6th : Trafford Libraries

February 13th : Chipping Barnet Library

March 3rd : World Book Day , Feel Good Festival, Edge Hill University 

March 9th : Science Fair, Imperial College London

March 10th : MMU Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, reading & talk about Emergency Poet 

March 19th : Oswestry Literature Festival

March 24, 25 & 26 : Londonderry & Belfast Libraries 

April 3rd : West Norwood Feast

April 23rd & 24th : Wenlock Poetry Festival

April 30th : Stratford Literary Festival 

May 10th to 15th : Auckland Writers’ Festival , Auckland, NZ 

May 28th & 29th : Normal: Festival of the Brain, Folkestone

June 9th : Hot Air Festival, Emma Bridgewater Factory, Stoke on Trent

June 11th : Summer Fair, Guildford

June 25th : Grassington Festival

July 2nd : Evesham Festival of Words

July 9th : Ledbury Poetry Festival 

July 3rd: Ampthill Literary Festival 

July 16th : Something Happening for Kids,  Euston Festival

August 27th : Buckfast Abbey Children’s Day

September 25th :Keele University Welcome Festival 

October 8th & 9th : Winchester Poetry Festival 

October 15th : Bamford Apple Day 

November 26th : Shrewsbury Literature Festival 


2015 Tour Dates

February 5th: Time to Change event, Banbury Town Hall

March 7th : StAnza 

10.30am to 3.30pm, Church Square

March 19th: Keele University Arts

details to follow

March 20th: Stoke Library

10am to 3pm

April 25th & 26th: Wenlock Poetry Festival

May 28th to 30th: International Festival of Glass, Hagley Hall, Stourbridge

June 6th & 7th : Words in the City : Bradford City Park , Ilkley Literature Festival

June 8th : Osborne and After, Clun School 

June 28th: Ludlow Fringe Festival, Market Square 

July 1st: University of Salford Open Day 

July 4th: Ledbury Poetry Festival

July 11th: Ledbury Poetry Festival

July 14th : Osborne and After, Afternoon Tea at The Hazelhurst, Clun

July 17th& 18th : Daventry Arts Festival

August 1st: Bedfringe 11am to 4pm The Quarry Theatre Car Park

Bedford Festival Fringe

August 16th : Open Day, Keele University 

August 22nd : Open Day, Stafford   (details to follow)

September 22nd & 23rd : Salford University, Welcome week 

September 25th : Welcome Week, Birmingham City University 

September 27th : Keele University Welcome Festival 

October 1st & 2nd :  Working Conference on Compassion

October 6th : Arts All Over the Place, Birmingham

October 8th : Edge Hill University, National Poetry Day 

October 10th:  Arts All Over the Place, Birmingham

October 28th : West Midlands’ Readers Network, launch of Reader in Residence at CasCA, Craven Arms 

October 30th : Launch of ‘Emergency Poet, an anti-stress anthology’ at CasCA 

Event details

November 5th : Dementia Cafe, 10.30 am to midday, at CasCA 

November 11th : An Evening with Emergency Poet with  Wenlock Books

November 18th:  ‘Around the Kitchen Table’ with Emergency Poet, at CasCA -10am to midday




Last Year’s Tour Dates (2014):

4th February : National Libraries Day event 

10am to 1.30pm: Ground Floor, Lanchester Library – Coventry University

6th February: Arvon House of Words Event 

6pm to 9pm The Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3GA

10th March: Thomas Pocklington Trust, Stourbridge

26th April: Stratford Literary Festival

30th April : Emergency Poet lecture, University of Worcester

3rd May : Shrewsbury Bookfest

11am to 4 pm

8th May : Grand Opening of Arvon’s The Hurst

1st June : Keele Day at Keele University

14th June : Ludlow Fringe Festival

Market Square, Ludlow

22nd June : Worcestershire Lit Fest

12.30 to 2.30pm The Hive, Worcester

25th June : St Leonard’s Primary School, Bridgnorth

The Minor Horrors of War… fleas, lice, rats, leeches and other diseases in The Great War

June 26th ; Severn Valley Steam Railway, Kidderminster

Letting off Steam 11am to 3pm  for Worcestershire Lit Fest

28th June : East Dulwich Literary Festival

1 pm to 5pm

12th July: Ledbury Poetry Festival

25th July : Walcott Hall, Dip project

August 16:  Seven Dials ‘Spotlight’  festival. Convent Garden

29th August Esme and James’ Wedding! 

30th August : Whitemere, Dip project

12th to 14th September : Release the Hounds Festival, Knaresborough


  • 4th October : Warwick Words Autumn Festival

  • 5th October : Birmingham Literature Festival

Outside the new Birmingham Central Library

  • 7th October : Coseley Library for World Mental Health Day 10am to 3pm
  • 16th, 17th & 18th October : the brand new Bristol Southmead Hospital

  • 4th November Warwick schools
  • 11th November Oxford (details TBA) 
  • 13th November : The new Southwater Library, Telford 

2013 Tour:

9th February: National Libraries Day

11am – 4pm: Ground Floor, Coventry University Book Club stall (Lanchester Library – Coventry University, Coventry)

6th April – 7th April: Wenlock Poetry Festival 

11am – 5pm on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April

18th April: Glyndwr University

21st April : Stratford Literary Festival

11th June: Sedgely Library, Dudley. Poetry On Loan

22nd -23rd June: Ludlow Fringe Festival

6th-7th July: Ledbury Poetry Festival

2nd July: Health Information Week…Walsall and Pelsall Libraries

13th July : Lichfield Festival

20th July: Southwell Library Poetry Festival (Nottingham)

3rd August: Pavement Cafe, Appetite Festival, Stoke on Trent

17th-18th August: Just So Festival

21st August: Kidderminster Arts Festival

24th-25th August: Leicester City Mayor’s Festival, Spark Arts

14th-15th September: Release the Hounds Festival: Knaresborough

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