FABRIC-ATION: Slip back to source: a journey of natural materials. Please join me and Clare Whistler for our new 6-week eco-poetry course at the environmental and social justice space, ONCA, starting on Tuesday 24 September:

Eco-poetics course at Knepp Wildland

Clare Whistler and I are running another series of eco-poetics workshops at the pioneering re-wilded estate, Knepp Wildland, in West Sussex, starting on 1st June (you may have seen the book about the estate, WILDING, by Isabella Tree, which was published last year). Please see the Eventbrite link below where you can see further details […]

Eco-poetics – book launch

ECO-POETICS – book launch at ONCA Tuesday 12th February 6.30pm. Please join us. Our next ECO-POETICS course is at Knepp Wildland in June – sign up here:


Greetings – I wanted to let you know that my new Cinnamon Press poetry collection will be launched on Wednesday 24th October upstairs at the Elephant & Castle, Lewes (7.00 for 7.30pm; free) together with the launch of two great books, The Missing List, a memoir by Clare Best, and stories and a novella by […]

Eco-poetics course

ECO-POETICS COURSE – Kay Syrad & Clare Whistlerat ONCA Environmental Gallery, Brighton from 25th September We are pleased to announce our 8-week Eco-poetics course,‘changing everything carefully’ (e.e. cummings) Other news My new poetry collection, INLAND, will be published by Cinnamon Press in October. Launches in Lewes, East Sussex on Weds 24th October and Greenwich […]

Material language – workshops

Vert Institutefor art events and writing ___________________________________ Sudden VERT – three new workshops Material language: visual and tactile writingKay Syrad & Clare Whistler Saturday 10th March, 3 – 6pm £20 Words have shapes, sounds, rhythm; to speak we must use complex interactions of our breath, tongue, lips. Words in the mouth or on the page […]


Greetings ! Please scroll down for details of three events. POETRY IN THE CRYPTSt Mary’s Church, Upper Street, Islington Saturday 22nd April, 7 p.m. Donald Atkinson, Lynne Hjelmgaard & Kay Syrad Admission £5 • Poets from the floor welcome • Free cakes & coffee!All proceeds to Hospice Care Kenya St Mary’s Church is on […]


Vert Institutefor art events and writingKay Syrad & Chris Drury___________________________________ ECO-POETICS WORKSHOP with poetry reading by Nancy Campbell& discussion with Chris Drury Saturday 6 May Kay Syrad and Clare Whistler will lead an eco-poetics workshop 10.30am – 3.30pm. At 4pm there will be a reading by award-winning artist and poet Nancy Campbell, who writes about […]

BRIGHTON POEM-A-THON – Sunday 11th December

Seasonal greetings! This Sunday I shall be one of 60 poets (including Grace Nichols, Sarah Howe & Sasha Dugdale) raising funds for the Refugee Council. Take a look at our Just Giving page: Please come and support us ( I’m reading at 6.50pm). Meanwhile, apologies for the long blog silence. I have been in […]