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Paul is an acclaimed reader and performer of his own work.

He has appeared at major arts festivals in the UK and Ireland, including the Belfast Festival at Queen's, the Aspects Festival of Irish Literature (in Bangor), the Gort Literature Festival, the Dingle Arts Festival, the St Ives Literature Festival, the Newcastle Arts Festival and the Lincoln Book Festival.

Paul's poetry has been featured on BBC Radio. He has twice been interviewed and has read a selection of poems on Arts Extra,
he has also contributed to Rhythm and Rhyme.

Paul has given public readings at numerous venues across the island of Ireland, including Damer Hall (in Dublin) for Poetry Ireland, the Irish Writer’s Centre (in Dublin), the Market Place Theatre (in Armagh), the Black Box (in Belfast), the Millennium Court Arts Centre (in Portadown), the Dock (in Leitrim) and
O Bheal (in Cork).

He has also performed his poetry on Culture Night (in Belfast), on All Ireland Poetry Day (in Leitrim), and has given organised public readings in libraries, cafés and taverns across the island of Ireland.

Paul is an experienced creative writing tutor and has led writing workshops for Northern Ireland Libraries, Cancer Focus and Queen's University Belfast. He has also led writer's groups,
in Banbridge and at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry.

To contact Paul about any engagements please email him at poetrypaul@gmail.com

SELECTED PUBLIC READINGS

2017

10 June
The Squat Pen: 7.00pm
Belfast Book Festival
Belfast, UK

19 May
Awards Ceremony: 7.00pm
The Stanley Spencer Poetry Competition
Cookham, UK

2016

20 November
The Squat Pen: 7.30pm
C S Lewis Festival
Belfast, UK

26 August
Poetry Reading: 7.15pm
A Celebration of Seamus Heaney
Bellaghy, UK

17 June
Keynote Address and Opening Poetry Reading: 11.00am
Newry Writers Festival
Newry, UK

16 May
Poetry Reading: 9.00pm
O Bheal
Cork, Ireland

2015

4 December
Poetry Reading: 7.30pm
Love Coffee
Lurgan, UK

5 November
Poetry Reading: 5.30pm
The Linenhall Library
Belfast, UK

24 September
The Squat Pen: 6.30pm
No Alibis Bookshop
Belfast, UK

28 July
The Squat Pen: 9.45pm
John Hewitt Summer School
Armagh, UK

11 June
The Squat Pen: 6.15pm
Belfast Book Festival
Belfast, UK

2 - 30 June

Writer in Residence
Big Telly Theatre Company
Banbridge, UK

22 April
The Squat Pen: 6.30pm
No Alibis Bookshop
Belfast, UK

19 March
Poetry Reading: 7.30pm
Thyme & Co
Ballycastle, UK

25 February
The Squat Pen: 6.30
No Alibis Bookshop
Belfast, UK

28 January
Poetry Reading: 7.30pm
Millenium Court Arts Centre
Portadown, UK

2014

26 November
The Squat Pen: 6.30pm
No Alibis Bookshop
Belfast, UK

11 September
The Squat Pen: 6.30pm
No Alibis Bookshop
Belfast, UK

30 August

Poetry Reading: 2pm
Newcastle Arts Festival
Newcastle, UK

2 July
Poetry Reading: 7pm
John Hewitt Poetry Festival
Belfast, UK

12 June
The Squat Pen: 6.30pm
Crescent Arts Centre
Belfast, UK

11 June
Interview by BBC Radio Ulster: 6.30pm
Live Broadcast from Arts Extra
Belfast, UK

24 April
The Squat Pen: 6.30pm
No Alibis Bookshop
Belfast, UK

26 February
The Squat Pen: 6.30pm
No Alibis Bookshop
Belfast, UK

2013

7 November
The Squat Pen: 6.30
No Alibis Bookshop
Belfast, UK

6 November
FSNI National Poetry Reading: 6.30pm
James Brown and Sons
Belfast, UK

11 September
Tribute Reading for Seamus Heaney: 4pm
Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry
Belfast, UK

21 March
World Poetry Day Reading: 7pm
Waterstones Bookstore
Belfast, UK.

2012

31 October
'The Moving Word' Poetry Reading: 1pm
Belfast Festival at Queen's
Belfast, UK.

09 April
Poetry Reading: 9.30 pm
O Bheal,
Cork, Ireland

2011

02 December
Poetry Proper Reading: 9.30 pm
Crescent Arts Centre,
Belfast, UK

09 September
Poetry Reading for BBC Radio Ulster
Live Broadcast from
The Bronte Centre
Rathfriland, UK

13 May
Poetry Reading: 7pm
Lincoln Book Festival
Lincoln, UK

9 May
Poetry Reading: 4pm
St Ives Literature Festival
St Ives, Cornwall, UK

5 May
Poetry Reading: 7pm
Omagh Public Library
Omagh, UK

2 May
Poetry Reading: midday
Dingle Arts Festival
Dingle, Co Kerry, Ireland.

7 April
Poetry Reading: 7pm
Enniskillen Public Library
Enniskillen, UK

26 March
Poetry Reading: 1pm
Gort Literature Festival
Gort, Galway, Ireland



23 March
Poetry Reading: 7pm
Bangor Public Library
Bangor, UK

21 March
Poetry Reading: 6.45pm
Belfast Central Library
Belfast, UK



2010

7 December
Civic Reception and Poetry Reading: 7.30pm
Banbridge District Council
Banbridge, UK

24 November
Book Launch and Poetry Reading: 7.30pm
Ormeau Baths Gallery
Belfast, UK

Launch of Latch - photographer Chris Nikkel