Events and readings

The Live Poetry Club St Ives, Cornwall 11am-12.30 Saturday 10 August
Pascale Petit will read from and talk about her latest poetry collection, Tiger Girl.
St Agnes MMI – The Miners & Mechanics’ Institute 18 Vicarage Road St Agnes TR5 0TL
Tickets are just £5 and include a free poetry book of the writer’s work and free refreshments. Concessions available, no questions asked, just reach out
For more info and to book tickets click HERE

Write & Shine: Nature & Cities My Hummingbird Father Tues 1st October 2024
Pascale will talk about her debut novel My Hummingbird Father, just published by Salt
and will offer workshop prompts on the theme of Nature & Cities – My Hummingbird Father is set in Paris and a remote plateau deep in the Venezuelan Amazon.
To book and for more info click HERE

Sutton Literary Festival, Sutton, London, Sunday 13 October 2024
Pascale Petit Talk on My Hummingbird Father and Mama Amazonica
Honeywood Museum, Carshalton, Sutton
London launch of My Hummingbird Father (more details tba)

Women in Word Literary Festival, Penzance, Cornwall, 5–8 June 2025
Pascale Petit reading and masterclass, more tba
The Hypatia Trust, Lower Ground Floor, The Regent, 54 Chapel Street (entrance on Custom House Lane) Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AE
Further details tbc HERE

Selected Past Events

BBC Contains Strong Language Festival, Leeds, 3:30pm Fri 22 September
Laurel Prize for Nature and Ecopoetry Prizegiving, with Chair of judges Pascale Petit, and judges Reeta Chakarbarti and Nick Laird, at Howard Assembly Room Book HERE
Pascale also lead the Laurel Prize Workshop 10am – 11.30 Fri 22 Sept
Leeds Central Library, Book HERE

Maison de la Poésie, Paris, launch of bilingual edition Fauverie 7pm Fri 29 Sep
To book and for more details click HERE
Pascale Petit read for the launch of the bilingual edition of her collection Fauverie, translated into French by Valérie Rouzeau, with a preface by Martine de Clercq, published by Le Castor Astral in summer 2023, and for the launch of L’île Rebelle: Anthologie de poésie britannique au tournant du XXI siécle, published by Gallimard Poésie, also in 2023.
With Martine De Clercq, Pascale Petit, Stephen Romer & Valérie Rouzeau, Chaired by Jacques Darras

Forward Meet the Poet 7 – 7.45pm BST Tuesday 1 September 2020
Pascale Petit, read from Tiger Girl, and was in conversation with Kim Moore, one of the judges for the Forward Prize Best Collection shortlist.
Zoom online event. Booking £3 HERE

Launch of Tiger Girl 7pm to 8pm Tuesday 8 September 2020
Pascale Petit launched Tiger Girl, along with Wayne-Holloway Smith and Phoebe Stuckes, who also launched their new poetry collections, Tuesday 8 September 7pm BST. Hosted by editor Neil Astley, this was streamed live through the Bloodaxe Books YouTube channel and can now be viewed. Here is a 15 minute clip of Pascale’s reading:

Pascale Petit’s collection Tiger Girl was shortlisted for Best Collection, in the 2020 Forward Prize for Poetry.
Here she reads her poem ‘Jungle Owlet’ during the online awards event in October 2020.


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