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"Absolutely world class."     "Very moving and beautiful."     "A joyful and life affirming event."    [audience feedback - Poets & Players, Manchester 2011]

forthcoming public events   [some highlights]     2020 onwards...
Date Venue Event Cost/Contact/Bookings
Sat. 28th October, 2023: 2.45-4.15pm Beerling Hall, Canterbury, CT1 2AP Canterbury Umbrella Festival - '16 Ways of Writing' POST-LOCKDOWN!
Fri. 28th July, 2023: 9.30am then 2pm Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland BIG LIT: '16 Ways to Write' w/shop + 'Soul Songs' reading POST-LOCKDOWN!
Tuesday 11th April, 2023: 6.30pm 88 Tavistock Pl., WC1H 9RS Lumen Poetry - Reading POST-LOCKDOWN!
Monday 27th March, 2023: 7pm Oxford Stanza [Zoom] Moonbird : love poems - official launch ZOOM link here
Tuesday 17th May, 2022: 5.30pm Borough Market Reading Round Royal Literary Fund Reading Event POST-LOCKDOWN!
Wednesday 7th October, 2020: 7pm ZOOM event, during lockdown! UK launch of afterlove by CINNAMON PRESS Register here
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Arvon Courses
(Mario Petrucci with co-tutor)
further details: http://www.arvonfoundation.org/p3.html
see Arvon courses
To be announced To be announced Course title: To be announced information:
to book: Arvon website or phone

Mario surveys the New Hull Truck Theatre prior to launching Larkin25 (June 2010).

"Moving, beautifully crafted, witty and thought provoking words."
Emily Penn (Director, Larkin25 festival)


copyright mario petrucci 2001



Date Venue Event Cost/Contact/Bookings
Wednesday 3rd April, 2019: 7pm Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road Eighty Four: A Poetry Anthology in aid of CALM Click here
Saturday 6th July, 2019: 6pm Bradford Literary Festival, Waterstones UK launch of Beloved - "Hafez: A Bi-Lingual Reading" Click here
Thursday 10th October, 2019: 7.30pm Chener Books, Dulwich UK launch: Isha Upanishad - Guillemot Press Click here

Date Venue Event Cost/Contact/Bookings
Thursday 1st February, 2018: evening All Saints Church, Lower Edmonton, Enfield For the Love of God: Poetry-Music [Hafez, Rumi, Saadi] Persian poetry
Thursday 15th February, 2018: 6-8pm 10 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL Poetry & Climate Change - Reading LAHP
Saturday 24th February, 2018: 7.30pm Poetry Society, Betterton Street 'Scientific Shuffle' Reading Click here
Sunday 4th March, 2018: 7pm Buzzwords, Cheltenham Workshop + Reading Click here
Tuesday 24th April, 2018: 7.15pm Dog House Pub, 293 Kennington Rd, SE11 6BY London Ecopoetry event Click here
Friday 22nd June, 2018: 8pm The Dugdale Theatre, Enfield Town Poetry Reading Click here
Friday 6th July, 2018: 7pm Lumen Poetry, 1 Buck St., Camden, NW1 8NJ Poetry Reading for the Homeless Click here
Weekend, Sept. 8, 2018 Segora competition events: France Results, readings, workshops Click here
Saturday 6th October, 2018: noon Hillingdon Literary Festival 16 Ways Workshop Click here
Thursday 29th November, 2018: 7pm Magma 72 Poetry Reading Climate change theme Click here

Date Venue Event Cost/Contact/Bookings
Saturday 18th March, 2017: 6.30pm Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition Event - judge + Poetry Reading Click here
Sunday 19th March, 2017: 10am - 1pm Teignmouth Poetry Festival 16 Ways workshop Click here
Wednesday 26th April, 2017: 4pm Kingston University 16 Ways workshop + Poetry reading no link
Saturday 10th June, 2017: 10.30am St Hilda's, Oxford Science & Poetry: SciPo 2017 + Poetry reading Click here

Date Venue Event Cost/Contact/Bookings
Saturday 30th January, 2016: 10am Essex C. Cricket Club, Chelmsford Poetry by Heart - judge [chair], Essex Click here
Sunday 21st February, 2016: 10am-4pm Tunbridge Wells 16 Ways: writing workshop no link
Wednesday 24th February, 2016: 6pm Menzies Centre, King's College Katherine Gallagher: Festschrift evening no link
Thursday 25th February, 2016: 4-6pm Lychee One: 38-50 Pritchards Rd, E2 9BJ Panel Discussion - 'City of the Future' [Chernobyl exhibition:
multi-media installation, photographs, video, publications]
click here
Saturday 5th March, 2016: 2pm Bull Theatre, 68 High St, Barnet Barnet Competition Event [judge + reader] no link
Saturday 16th April, 2016: evening Parish Centre, St John the Evangelist (Green Lanes) Palmers Green reading click here
APRIL BOLTON/ HEBDEN mini-tour... (Readings & Workshops)
Thursday 28th April, 2016: 1-3pm Bolton University Writing Workshop [Bolton Uni. students only]
Thursday 28th April, 2016: 7.30pm Todmorden reading event [with Anne Caldwell] Reading: Kultura Event [Kava Cafe] click here
Friday 29th April, 2016:
5.30pm (workshop); 7.45pm (reading)
Hebden Bridge: 'Bookcase' events '16 Ways' writing workshop, then reading [with Anne Caldwell] no link available
Post-April events for 2016...
Tuesday 3rd May, 2016: 7.30pm St. Albans/ Ver Poets Chernobyl: 'Heavy Water' theatrical performance & discussion no link
Saturday 11th June, 2016: 3.45 for 4pm Platform Southwark - 1 Joan Street, SE1 Yesterday's News - Exhibition & Mario Petrucci reading [Chernobyl] Google for more event info.
Saturday 9th July, 2016: 6pm Sands Films Studio: 82 St Marychurch St, SE16 4HZ Heavy Water: a film for Chernobyl - screening & discussion Click here for more info.
Friday 4th November, 2016: 6.30 for 7pm [£5/4] Camden Poetry (Ver Poets); Trinity United Reform Church, 1 Buck St., NW1 8NJ Chernobyl: 'Heavy Water' theatrical performance & Q/A [+ open mic.] click here for further info.

Date Venue Event Cost/Contact/Bookings
Thursday 22nd January, 2015: evening Keats House, Hampstead Poetry by Heart - judge [chair], North London Click here
Thursday 29th January, 2015: all day Manchester Central Library Poetry by Heart - Teachers' Day [Tutor] Click here
Saturday 7th February, 2015: 10am - 2pm Bedford Library Poetry by Heart - judge (2 counties): Hertfordshire [chair] + Bedfordshire Click here
Wednesday 11th February, 2015: evening Colchester Arts Centre Poetry by Heart - judge [chair], Essex Click here
Saturday 7th March, 2015: 7.30pm Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town Michael Donaghy commemoration event/ reading no link
Saturday 14th March, 2015: 2pm Bull Theatre, Barnet Barnet Poetry Competition [judge + reader] no link
Thursday 9th April, 2015: 6.30pm Geological Society of London (Piccadilly) Map: anthology launch [Worple Press] no link
Thursday 16th April, 2015: evening Poetry Cafe: Poetry Society Perdika Press: launch of two F.T. Prince pamphlets no link
Tuesday 28th April, 2015: 8pm Camden Centre, Market Square, Tunbridge Wells Kent & Sussex Competition [judge + reader] - Awards night Click here
Sunday 7th June, 2015: 7.30pm Torriano House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, NW5 2RX Torriano - Poets from the floor welcome Click here [entry: £5/£4]
Sunday 19th July, 2015: all day Writers’ Centre Norwich Manuscript Masterclass: putting a collection together book here
Saturday 26th September, 2015: 7.30pm Poetry Cafe, Betterton Street, London Reading from crib + other poets more info here
Fri. 23rd - Sat. 24th October, 2015 Torbay Festival of Poetry Fri. 8pm Reading; Sat. morning Masterclass click for details
Wed. 11th November, 2015: 6.30pm onwards Barbican Library, London Long Poem Magazine readings click for details
Sunday 6th December, 2015: 7 - 9.30pm Cambridge Festival of Change: Pivotal/CB1/ArtCOP21 [Espresso Library, East Rd.] Film screening of 'Amazonia' + Poetry reading no link

Date Venue Event Cost/Contact/Bookings
Friday 17th January, 2014: 10am - 3.30pm Birmingham City University 'Poetry by Heart' Teacher Day no link
Thursday 6th February, 2014: 1-5 pm Soho Theatre, London [W1D 3NE] Poetry by Heart Competition - Central London contest [Judge] Click here
Sunday-Monday 13-14th April, 2014 Arsenal Book Fair: Kyiv various talks & readings Click here
Sunday 27th April, 2014: circa 3pm Wenlock Poetry Festival 'Maps & Legends' Nine Arches reading Click here or here
Thurs 15th - Sun 18th May, 2014 Various [Readings, Film, Workshop, School visit] Guernsey Literary Festival Click here
Wednesday 6th August, 2014: 8pm Saison Poetry Library, Southbank Centre Strange Meetings: an evening of War Poetry with Mario Petrucci book (places limited)
Wednesday 24th September, 2014: 8pm Lauderdale House, North London Poetry reading click here
Thurs 2nd October, 2014: 7.30 - 9.30pm Chichester Library National Poetry Day reading & open mic more here...
Sunday 12th October, 2014: various times Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Reading, Workshop & Film Screening festival programme here
Wednesday 15th October, 2014: 7pm Royal College of Surgeons, Holborn [Poetry Reading] 'The Bone Ship': reading & talk on the Through the Door commission FREE but must book here
Tuesday 21st October, 2014: 7.30pm Blue Bus: The Lamb, 94 Lamb's Conduit St., WC1N [£5 or £3] Preview of crib [plus a variety of other poems] Google for details...
Tuesday 4th November, 2014: evening event Southbank Members' event talk: war poetry & war poets book free tickets here
Thursday 6th November, 2014: 6.30 for 7pm Official Enitharmon launch: crib [10 Bury Place, WC1A 2JL] 2nd book in Enitharmon i tulips trilogy general Enitharmon link
Monday 24th November, 2014: 7pm British Library, London [Poetry Reading] Through the Door commission [Poet in the City/ Archives for London] link not available
Wednesday 3rd December, 2014: 8pm Lauderdale House poetry anthology launch Of Love and Loss anthology link not available

Date Venue Event Cost/Contact/Bookings
Tuesday 8th January, 2013: 6.30pm Waterstones, 203-205 Piccadilly MC for Poet in the City 'drop-in' event, theme: Gilding the Lily Click here
Tuesday 5th February, 2013: 6.30pm Waterstones, 203-205 Piccadilly MC for Poet in the City 'drop-in' event, theme: Health Click here
Wednesday 6th March, 2013: 10am - 3pm National Portrait Gallery, London National Portrait Gallery and NAWE: 'Poetry by Heart' Teacher Day Click here
Tuesday 2nd April, 2013: 6.30pm Waterstones, 203-205 Piccadilly MC for Poet in the City 'drop-in' event, theme: Trees Click here
Saturday 20th April, 2013: all day Leicestershire Stanza Group/ Poetry School 16 Ways writing workshop Click here
Thursday 25th April, 2013: 8.30pm The Grey Horse & Ram Jam Club, Kingston Poetry Reading: Rhythm & Muse Click here
Sat/ Sun 18/19 May, 2013: midnight - dawn Norwich Writers' Centre Overnight writing workshop Click here
Friday 5th July, 2013: 7.00pm 1 Buck St, Camden Town Reading: Camden Poetry Series Click here
Wednesday 14th August, 2013: 11pm BBC Radio 4 broadcast 'Summer Nights' (1.3): 50 Shades of Green See BBC website
Saturday 5th October, 2013: 7.15pm Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford Essex Poetry Festival Click here
Thursday 10th October, 2013: 7pm-9pm Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR Poetry Meets Biomedical Science Project event Click here
Friday 25th October, 2013: 7.30pm-9.30pm Leicester Quakers Centre Reading: Nine Arches / anima Click here
Tuesday 29th October, 2013: all day Saison Poetry Library [Southbank Centre] 60th anniversary commission/ events Click here
Thursday 31st October, 2013: see festival site Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Workshop & Reading: Dylan Thomas Festival Click here

Date Venue Event Cost/Contact/Bookings
Tuesday 10th January, 2012: 6.30pm Waterstones, 203-205 Piccadilly MC for Poet in the City 'drop-in' event, theme: Resolutions Click here
Tuesday 6th March, 2012: 6.30pm Waterstones, 203-205 Piccadilly MC for Poet in the City 'drop-in' event, theme: Explorers Click here
Fri 23/ Sat 24 March, 2012 Isle of Wight Reading + Writing workshop Click here
30 March - 7 April, 2012 Residential course - Almassera, Spain 'Elements of Surprise' - jumping one's groove Click here
Saturday 14th April, 2012: 2-4pm Wenlock Poetry Festival (anthology reading) Shropshire Butterfly event Click here
Sunday 15th April, 2012: 4-6pm Wenlock Poetry Festival (The Edge Arts Centre) Petrucci - poetry reading Click here
Tuesday 1st May, 2012: 6.30pm Waterstones, 203-205 Piccadilly MC for Poet in the City 'drop-in' event, theme: Gardens Click here
Friday 4th May, 2012: 7-9pm Chipping Campden (Upper Room, Town Hall) launch - the waltz in my blood Click here
Saturday 5th May, 2012: 10.30am-4pm Chipping Campden (Seymour House) Writing workshop - 16 Ways to Write a Poem Click here
Wednesday 18 July, 2012: 6.30-8pm Dugdale Centre, Enfield Enfield Competition - Awards night Click here
Friday 27 July, 2012 (onwards) Olympics 2012 major 3D poetry installation [Thames Millennium Bridge] Click here
Tuesday 7th August, 2012: 6.30pm Waterstones, 203-205 Piccadilly MC for Poet in the City 'drop-in' event, theme: Science: Inner & Outer Space Click here
Tuesday 2nd October, 2012: 6.30pm Waterstones, 203-205 Piccadilly MC for Poet in the City 'drop-in' event, theme: Night Click here
Nat. Poetry Day, 4th October, 2012: 1-6pm Southbank Centre, London Reading for National Poetry Day Live [Poetry Soc./ Southbank Centre] Click here

Date Venue Event Cost/Contact/Bookings
Saturday 5th March, 2011: 2.30-4.30pm Whitworth Gallery, Oxford Road [Manchester] Manchester launch of i tulips Click here
Saturday 5th March, 2011: 6-7.30pm Int. Anthony Burgess Foundation [Manchester] Screening of Heavy Water: a film for Chernobyl Click here
Sunday 6th March, 2011: 10am-4pm Imperial War Museum North / Poetry School [Manchester] Writing about War: workshop Click here
Thursday 21st April, 2011: 7.30pm The Poetry Cafe, Betterton Street, Covent Garden London reading from i tulips [London Literature Lounge & New Trespass Magazine event] Click here
Sunday 1st May, 2011: 2-3pm Wenlock Poetry Festival Reading from i tulips Click here
Saturday 7th May, 2011: 10.30am-4pm Chipping Campden Lit. Fest. Poetry Day: Writing Workshop Click here
Saturday 7th May, 2011: 4.15-5pm Chipping Campden Lit. Fest. Gardens and Icebergs: Poetry Reading Click here
Saturday 21st May, 2011: 2pm Shakespeare Memorial Room, Birmingham Masterclass: "16 Ways to Write a Poem" Click here
Monday July 11th, 2011: 11am - 4pm Architectural Association, Bedford Square, London "UNKNOWN FIELDS: From the ATOMIC to the COSMIC". Public Forum Click here
Saturday 23rd July, 2011: 2pm Shakespeare Memorial Room, Birmingham "Surprising Yourself" writing workshop Click here
Sunday 21st August, 2011: 11.30am – 1pm The Sustainability Centre, Hampshire Uncivilisation Conference, Staying Awake: Poetry as source of sustenance & suspicion in the Sustainable Age Click here
Wednesday 7th September, 2011: 07:30 - 10:30pm Concrete at Pizza East; 56 Shoreditch High St., London The Special Relationship - Yarn Fest International Click here
Tuesday 20th September, 2011: 7.30pm The Lamb, 94 Lambs Conduit Street WC1 Blue Bus poetry reading mmpetrucci@hotmail.com
Saturday 24th September, 2011: 6.15pm Marlborough Literary Festival Poetry reading Click here
Thursday 29th September, 2011: 7.30pm Chichester Library Poetry reading mmpetrucci@hotmail.com
Tuesday 4th October, 2011: 6.30pm Waterstones, 203-205 Piccadilly MC for Poet in the City 'drop-in' event, theme: London Click here
Wednesday 12th October, 2011: 7-8pm Cheltenham Festival Our Common Ground Anthology reading Click here
Thursday 13th October, 2011: 8-10pm Lauderdale House, London Poetry reading Click here
Tuesday 1st November, 2011: 6.30pm Waterstones, 203-205 Piccadilly MC for Poet in the City 'drop-in' event, theme: Yesterday Click here
Thursday 17th November, 2011: 7pm Romanian Cultural Institute, London Poet in the City event on Romanian poet, Vasile Gârneţ Click here
Friday 25th November, 2011: evening Judith E Wilson studio, Cambridge Poetry reading - i tulips Click here
14-16 December, 2011 Universidad Complutense, Madrid "Reading Nature": British Council talk & reading Click here
Sunday 18 December, 2011: 7pm (£5/4) Waterloo Press, Iambic Arts Theatre, Brighton Brighton launch of the waltz in my blood Click here

Date Venue Event Cost/Contact/Bookings
Saturday 13 February, 2010, 12.30-2pm LSE/ The London Magazine event Talk: Literature and the Sciences: Where do they meet? Click here
Tuesday 9 March 2010, 8.00pm CB1, Cambridge (The Michaelhouse)
see: www.cb1poetry.org.uk/2007/09/michaelhouse.html
Reading: Launch of i tulips mmpetrucci@hotmail.com
Saturday 13 March 2010, 2.00pm The Bull Theatre, Barnet Reading & Adjudication of Barnet Poetry Competition mmpetrucci@hotmail.com
Thursday 18 March 2010, 7.00pm The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, Enfield Reading: Launch of i tulips mmpetrucci@hotmail.com
Sunday 21 March 2010, 3.00pm StAnza Festival, St Andrews (St John's Undercroft) Reading: Launch of i tulips mmpetrucci@hotmail.com
Tuesday 27 April 2010, 5.00pm Sussex Writers Reading and Discussion: Poeclectics mmpetrucci@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd April, 6.45pm EYPE event Reading and Discussion: Heavy Water film followed by launch reading for i tulips click here for EYPE site
Monday 24 May, 7pm - £5 The Golden Hour: Literary Cabaret Music, Poetry & surprises. Gig + Party! Venue: 'Green Note' - 106 Parkway, Camden mmpetrucci@hotmail.com
Saturday 29 May, 2010, 3pm Dark Mountain festival event
Heavy Water: film, poems, talk Click here
Sunday 11 July, 2010, 10am - 4pm Campanile Hotel, Dartford Writing workshop Click here
Wednesday, 4th August, 2010 (evening) Poetry Library event - Enitharmon Press with Myra Schneider, Martyn Crucefix, Anna Robinson. Click here
Wednesday 6 October 2010, 7.00pm Barbican Centre, London Main London launch: i tulips mmpetrucci@hotmail.com or ring 020 7638 8891.
Friday 15th October 2010, 7.00pm Electric Theatre, Guildford i tulips mmpetrucci@hotmail.com or www.guildfordbookfestival.co.uk
Thursday 21 October 2010, 8.00pm Nottingham Reading: Launch of i tulips mmpetrucci@hotmail.com