David Harsent

David Harsent has recently given readings at:

  • The Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen's University, Belfast
  • Cambridge Wordfest
  • Chichester Festival
  • The Bloomsbury Hotel
  • The South Bank Centre
  • Waterstone's Bookshop
  • The Water Poet Pub
  • The Print Room Theatre
  • Toppings Bookshop
  • Lerwick: Wordfest
  • Dun Loaghair: Mountains to Sea
  • The Discovery Centre, Winchester


For readings and events, please contact Faber & Faber:



  • Friday 6th, 7pm – Reading at Bristol Harbourside Festival - Bristol Harbourside
  • Tuesday 10th – Reading at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Wednesday 11th – Poet in the City Fundraiser with Harrison Birtwistle (invitation only)
  • Thursday 19th, 7pm – Reading at King's College, London
  • Saturday 21st – Teaching at the Poetry School, Lambeth Walk, London
  • Tuesday 26th, 7pm – Reading at Wandsworth Heritage Festival
  • Friday 29th – Reading at the Bodmin Festival
  • Friday 12th – Opening Night of The Corridor & The Cure (with Harrison Birtwistle) – Aldeburgh Festival. (World Premiere of The Cure.)
  • Thursday 18th – The Corridor and The Cure open in London at the Royal Opera House
  • Saturday 20th – Reading at the Bridlington Festival
  • Monday 6th – In the Locked Room (with Huw Watkins), Hamburg State Opera


  • Wednesday 12th – Appearance at the Cork Festival
  • Thursday 20th – Interview on Resonance Radio
  • Monday 24th – Masterclass, “Song Lyrics – Do it your way” – Room QB248, Southlands College, University of Roehampton. Online booking required.
  • 16th - 22nd – Teaching Words and Music course at Snape Maltings
  • Thursday 27th – Reading at the Cabinet Office
  • April 28th - May 3rd – Teaching, Arvon Poetry Course
  • Saturday, May 10th – Reading/workshop, Poetry Next the Sea Festival
  • Friday, May 16th – Performance of Gawain, The Barbican
  • Sunday, May 18th – Performance of Songs from the Same Earth, the Wigmore Hall
  • Friday 4th – Reading for the Cold Weather Shelter
  • 8th - 12th – Poetry reading & lecture, the Robert Graves Conference on Deia
  • Tuesday 19th – Reading at the Edinburgh Festival
  • Wednesday 20th – Talk on African Painted Dogs (with poems) at London Zoo
  • Tuesday 26th – Reading at Barnes Bookshop
  • Saturday 6th – Reading with Toby Martinez de las Rivas - Rugby Tavern, WC1N 3ES
  • Friday 26th – Reading in Athens
  • Saturday 27th – City walk in Athens - poetry & reflections on Yannis Ritsos
  • Monday 29th – Reading at Topping's Bookshop, Bath
  • Sunday 5th – Reading at London Zoo (with others)
  • Monday 6th – Reading at Cheltenham Festival
  • Friday 10th – Reading at launch of the 'Next Review' - LRB Bookshop
  • Sunday 12th – Workshop and reading - Wimbledon Festival
  • Saturday 18th – Reading at the Isle of Wight Festival
  • Thursday 13th – Reading at the Masonic Archive, Great Queen Street
  • Monday 24th – Reading for Poet in the City - British Library
  • Thursday 4th – Reading at the ‘Print Room at the Coronet’, Notting Hill, London