Edinburgh : 2017

Trio Verso's tenth anniversary performance at the Scottish Poetry Library. Richard Ingham (saxes), Lou Major (bass) & special guest Colin Steele (trumpet) with the author on spoken word.

Dundee : 2017

Presenting Double Exposure: a memoir at the Dundee Liteary Festival with chair Peggy Hughes and fellow memoir author Anne Pia.

St Andrews : 2017

Stopping the Photo/Fixing the Poem - giving a 'PhotoPoetry' reading at the Byre Theatre for St Andrews Photography Festival.

Galloway : 2017

Discussing Double Exposure: a memoir with chair Karen Campbell at the Big Lit Festival in Gatehouse-of-Fleet.

Newburgh : 2016

Reading at Lindores Abbey Distillery in Newburgh, Fife as part of the International Year of Architecture.

Granada: 2016

Reading at Poesía en el Laurel, with MC Rosa Gamero, in the garden of San Luis el Real, La Zubia, Granada.

Dundee : 2014

Book signing with Tom Pow after our joint reading at the Dundee Literary Festival.

Québec : 2014

Reading in the Café-Bar Zenob at the Trois-Rivières International Poetry Festival in Québec, with Caroline Louisseize reading the translations.

St Andrews : 2014

Taking part in the National Collective literary event in support of the campaign for Scottish independence.
left to right: Jenny Lindsay, BJ, Billy Kay, Robert Crawford, Anna Crowe & Zoe Venditozzi.

St Andrews : 2014

Launching third full collection Dry Stone Work, from Arc Publiactions, at The Byre Theatre.

Edinburgh : 2014

Performing with Trio Verso at the Hidden Door Festival in the Jeffrey Street Vaults.
left to right: Richard Ingham (sax); Louise Major (double bass); BJ.

Perth : 2013

Induction as judge of the William Soutar Writing Prize at the A K Bell Library, with members of the Friends of William Soutar and Perth & Kinross Councillors.

Manchester : 2012

Reading Marilyn Monroe poem at the launch of the Split Screen anthology at the Manchester Literature Festival.

Wigtown : 2012

Performing with Trio Verso and two guest musicians at the Wigtown Book Festival.
left to right: Colin Steele (trumpet); Richard Ingham (sax); BJ; Louise Major (double bass); John Kenny (trombone).

Edinburgh : 2012

Participating in the live reading of Treasure Island at the National Portrait Gallery on Robert Louis Stevenson Day.

New York : 2012

Reading at the Zinc Bar, Greenwich Village, New York City.

Nicaragua : 2011

Main stage reading at the International Festival of Poetry in Granada with translator into Spanish Víctor Rodríguez Núñez.

New York : 2011

Performing at the Roger Smith Art Hotel annual poetry dinner with Ben Bryden (tenor sax).

St Andrews : 2011

At the premiere of Robinson by Richard Ingham, setting the author's text for 20 piece jazz orchestra, soloists & narrators at On the Rocks festival.
left to right: John Kenny (trombone); Colin Steele (trumpet); BJ; Richard Ingham (conductor); Chrys Salt & Ryan Van Winkle (narrators).

St Andrews : 2010

With Seamus Heaney at StAnza 2010, the author's last as Festival Director.

Edinburgh : 2010

With Ryan Van Winkle and Jim Haynes at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Edinburgh : 2009

Launching second full collection The Book of Belongings at the Scottish Poetry Library.

St Andrews : 2009

At the launch of the StAnza Poetry Festival with guest speaker Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, Artistic Director Eleanor Livingstone and Convenor Colin Will.

Italy : 2009

Live on stage with reader of translations and MC at the Arezzo Festival in Tuscany.

Italy : 2009

Signing the colophons at the launch of the chapbook Terra Incognita, with Douglas Dunn and Italian editor Marco Fazzini at L'Officina Studio, Vicenza.

Edinburgh : 2009

Performing at the Traverse Theatre's poetry sessions with Trio Verso.
left to right: Richard Ingham (bass clarinet); Louise Major (double bass); BJ.

Sweden : 2005

On stage with Swedish translator Boel Schenlaer at the Södermalms Poetry Festival, Stockholm.

Edinburgh : 2004

With Louis de Berniers at the photoshoot for the StAnza programme launch in the National Library of Scotland.

Poland : 1998

On stage with Polish (Gorale dialect) translator Piotr Bies at jazz club performance, Krakow.

Edinburgh : 1992

With Norman MacCaig at the reception before a joint reading for Shore Poets' first anniversary.

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