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Sheffield Hallam University presents: MA Masterclass: Ben Wilkinson and Suzannah Evans - TBC December 2018 @ Sheffield Hallam City Campus, Sheffield S1

Poets & Players presents: Ben Wilkinson and John Glenday + musicians (TBC) -  Saturday 15 September 2018, 2.30-4.30pm @ Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester


Seren Books presents: First Thursdays: Ben Wilkinson, Ross Cogan, Dan Tyte + open mic - Thursday 5th July 2018, 7.30-9.30pm @ Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales


Live Literature presents: poet Ben Wilkinson launches his collection Way More Than Luck, with a reading from Suzannah Evans - Monday 27th February 2018, 6.30-8pm @ Bolton Central Library, Main Theatre, BL1 1SN





 South Yorkshire Poetry Festival presents: Ben Wilkinson, Kayo Chingonyi, Kei Miller and Liz Berry - Saturday 23rd May 2015, 3.30pm @ Creative Lounge, The Workstation (opposite The Hubs), Sheffield S1


 
Liverpool John Moores University Poetry Reading Series presents: Ben WilkinsonThursday 5th March 2015, 7pm-10pm @ 81 Renshaw, Renshaw Street, Liverpool L1 2SJ



Leicester Shindig!: Nine Arches and Crystal Clear Creators present Ben Wilkinson and others (tbc) - Monday 17th November 2014, 7.30pm start @ The Western, 70 Western Road, Leicester LE3 0GA


 
Sheffield Off the Shelf Festival presents: Next Generation Poets with Rebecca Goss and Mark Waldron, and special guests Ian Duhig and Ben Wilkinson - Wednesday 29th October 2014, 7.30pm-9.30pm @ The Studio, University of Sheffield Students' Union
http://nextgenerationpoets.com/sheffield-shelf-festival/  
 The event will feature performances from Rebecca Goss and Mark Waldron from the Next Generation Poets 2014. Joining them will be special guests Ian Duhig – from 1994’s New Generation – and local poet, Ben Wilkinson.


CB1 presents: Allison McVety and Ben Wilkinson - Tuesday 28th October 2014, 7.30pm @ Gonville Hotel, Cambridge CB1



Word Life presents: Picture the Poet with Helen Mort, Steve Scott, Gevi Carver, Ben Wilkinson and others - Friday 17th October 2014, 7.30pm start @ Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 1XZ



Stafford Arts Festival: Poetry at St Chad's - Saturday 6th September 2014, 9.30-15.30 (specific times and reading slots tbc) @ St Chad's Church, Greengate Street, Stafford, ST16 2HP




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