NEXT WEEK – This: Newcastle Poetry Festival: CROSSINGS

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Wed 2nd – Sat 5th May 2018

Check out the enticing range of events, performances and workshops.

PLUS I’ll be there …

…reading on Saturday 5th as part of the ‘MA in Writing Poetry’ event, 11am – 12 at Northern Stage. All the info here: Sat 5th May Events & Booking


Need inspiration to get writing?

Have a fascination with all creatures, great and small?


Then why not join me at an exciting half day poetry course at The Poetry School, London on Sat 21st April, 10.30 – 1.00.

For all the details, and to book, click here.

“Elaine is a wonderful poet with hawk eye precision and feline play with words, grab a spot and tap into your animal side of poetry.” Roy Mcfarlane – poet, playwright and writer.



come and find me at The Troubadour Cellar Club, London …Troubadour Musician

Monday 5th February 2018:

‘What we should have said’ – 

‘An entertaining, enlightening, innovative & unpredictable spoken-word shindig’ with Inua Ellams, Richard Douglas Pennant, Sasha Dugdale, Huw Warren & Stuart Silver plus, before the break, pop-up poetry featuring Elaine Baker and many other original voices.

Tickets and info online


384e8289d1c7c481db175f5e4ce814fe--troubadour-roadsMonday 16th October 2017:

‘Twenty-firsts’ at The Troubadour Cellar Club, London – 

twenty-one poets making their mark today in our twenty-first year, many with first publications, first pamphlets, first collections & first prizes…’

I will be reading alongside 20 other ‘new’ poets AND these fab 4:

Jo Shapcott, Maura Dooley, Michael Laskey & Mimi Khalvati

For further info and to book click here.


Friday 6th October 2017:

ClitArt Launch Party – with poetry and spoken word.

Come along, hear me read and support this event that seeks to promote positive sexual activism.

Also reading … LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson, Annabel Pribelszki, Alice Denny, Iulia David + more!

More at: ClitArt Festival, London

Friday 21st July 2017: Iklectik, ‘Old Paradise Yard ‘, 20 Carlisle Ln, Archbishop’s park, London SE1 7LG

What a privilege to read some of my poetry alongside others, including:

Tammy Yoseloff , Clare Pollard  and Masters poetry students from Newcastle University & The Poetry School.

Thanks to Iklectik for welcoming us into your fabulous creative space (& for the mojitos!) See you again soon.IMG_0810 (2)

Monday 26 June 2017, 8 – 10 pm: The Troubadour, London SW5 – planet earth: poetry party with guest readers.

I loved reading at The Troubadour again – always a huge array of talented poets and an appreciative audience, packed in to the intimate venue of the Cellar Club.
Thanks to Anne-Marie Fyfe, from Coffee-House Poetry