Coming Up

(Look at the foot of this page for a short history of Judith's Readings, Workshops and Shows)


Sister Invention Launch Party

Judith will be hosting a book launch celebration for her new volume, Sister Invention, in Lewes on April 24th. If you'd like to attend, contact her by email here.


Looking Back - past events

August & September 2010: Judith and Carolyn Trant shared their third Open House in Lewes Artwave 2010.

December 2009: New Hope, Brighton: For Gaza, With Naomi Foyle and folksong.

November 2009: At Troubadour with Dannie Abse and John Hedley to launch Best poems on the Underground.

Summer 2009: Lewes Artwave - 'And Other Fairy Tales' . Open House in Lewes Artwave Festival with Carolyn Trant. Featuring paintings, drawings, prints and a special display of Carloyn's Artbooks.

February 28th, 2009: taking part in Ruthin's first Writers' Fair in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd, at Wales' oldest timbered townhouse, Nantclwyd y Dre.

February 22nd, 2009: Reading new poetry at Torriano Reading Rooms, Camden, London.

January 2009: Taking part in Lewes STOP GAZA BLOODSHED. Norman Baker Lewes MP helps us deliver 500 signatures to David Miliband. See my blog for more. I march with many thousands in London and Brighton - and the world - to protest the government's do nothing policy on the war crimes committed by Israelis bombing of Gaza, including dropping white phosphorus on children. See the poem 'Child in Gaza' here, and more about Gaza on recent blogs.

November 2008: 'War and Writing' poetry and prose workshop at Fabrica Gallery for Thomas Hartschon's show on the horrors of war, 'The Incommensurable Banner', Brighton Photobiennial.

October 2008: Rocket FM, talking poetry and politics with Peter Flanagan.

September 2008: Poetry reading in the Needlewriters Series, Lewes.

August 2008: Lewes Art Wave, Open House art show: prints paintings, with Carolyn's Trant's fabulous art books.

June 2008: Reading for Ambit at the Bath House, Soho.

October 2007 : University of Sussex Meeting House, reading for The Frogmore
Papers anniversary.

October 2007: Lewes Library, reading for The Old Familiar Faces,
ed. Sybil Oldfield and Gwyneth Shaw.

Septembe 2007r: Komedia, Brighton, The Frogmore Papers anniversary celebration.

August-September 2007
: The Paddock Printmakers, Lewes Art Wave, at Westgate Chapel.

June 2007 : The Cholmondeley Award Party, Society of Authors, Barts Great Hall, EC.

March 2007 : University of Sussex CCE poetry workshop: ‘Who’s talking?’.

A Short Short history of Judith's Readings, Workshops and Shows

Judith has read at festivals include Stratford, Hay, Cheltenham, Bristol, Lancaster, Brighton and Hull Literature Festivals, Brighton, Kings Lynn Poetry and Fiction Festivals, Lewes Live Literature, Cardiff, and West Ilkley.

London readings include at the Voice Box, the British Museum, the Poetry Cafe, Torriano, Coffee House Readings, the Ver Poets and others.

Sussex University, The South (Brighton), Lewes, York, Exeter and other UK venues, and in America and Europe.

Workshops from 1981, in London, Rumania, Key West, Slough, Sussex

Art Shows - Solo: 1987 &1989 at The Poetry Society Gallery. 1989 at Combined Harvest Gallery, W11.
Mixed: 1999 & 2000 at Lucky Street Gallery, Key West.
2001- 2007 with The Paddock Printmakers at Lewes Art Wave.



What's New


Judith's tenth volume, Sister Invention, is published in April 2014, featuring seventy-two poems and a beautiful cover image by Carolyn Trant.


Carolyn Trant says of Clickety Clackety: "Wickedly grim and darkly subversive." Judith's newest book was published in September 2012, following a launch at the Lewes Artwave Festival.


The Odysseus Poems: Reissued
Judith presents Odysseus' journey for a new generation of readers, in a new edition by Waterloo press. More in Books.


George III Handprinted Pamphlet
The replica eighteenth century 8pp pamphlet poem comes in a scarlet, terra cotta or orange jacket. It is a signed limited edition of 50, printed in period type, black on period white on a specially made replica of an eighteenth century printing press.

You can buy the pamphlet, and see the press, at the Tom Paine Printing Press, 151, High Street, Lewes, or you can order direct from Judith.

You can also enquire about this and some of my other books at Sky-Lark, in the Needlemakers, West Street, Lewes.