Readings and Appearances


6th November: VISUAL

Autumn Reading with the Carlow Writers’ Cooperative and launch of Patrick Parks novel, Tucumcari

10th June: Carlow Arts Festival

Reading with Jane Clarke, Maurice Devitt, Mark Roper and Grace Wells

19th May: VISUAL Carlow

One of the Irish readers for the Lithuanian Spring Poetry Festival with Lithuanian poets Rimas Uzgiris, Ilze Butkute and Mindaugas Valiukas

29th March: Galway City Library

Over the Edge Readings, with Alice Kinsella and Geraldine Dardis-O’Kane

19th February: Bloomsbury Hotel, London

Jews in Irish Literature event with Barry Montgomery and Ruth Gilligan.

2nd February: Phil Grimes Pub, Waterford

Guest Reader at the Spokes Poetry Night.


7th October: Los Gatos, California, USA

Part of a panel to discuss new Irish writing and spoken word.

5th October: Los Gatos, California, USA

Representation of Jews in Irish Literature. Reading and panel discussion about being Jewish and Irish.

27th September: Sunflower Sessions, Capel St., Dublin 1

Featured reader at the famous Sunflower Sessions in Beerhouse bar.

5th June: Ó’Bhéal, Cork City

Reading with Stephanie Conn as part of this excellent poetry series.

29th April: Strokestown International Poetry Festival

Reading as part of the festival with Seosamh Uí Mhurchú

27th March: Listeners, The Eden House

Guest reader with Adam Wyeth along with an Open Mic featuring some poets from around the Dublin area.

26th March: Shine/Strong Awards, Dun Laoghaire

Read with other finalists Stephanie Conn and Adam Crothers

26th February: Jews of Ireland, Jewish Book Week

Interview with Ruth Gilligan and Jonathan Self at Jewish Book Week 2017. This event was sold out with more than 100 people. Jonathan interviewed both myself and Ruth about the history of Jews in Ireland and how the Irish treated Jewish people through history.

1st February: Launch of Representations of Jews in Irish Literature Exhibition

Launched the Representations of Jews in Irish Literature Exhibition in Waterford IT. The exhibition charts the history of Jewish literature in Ireland from the earliest times to the present. I spoke about how I wrote Jewtown and read two of my poems.

11th January: STACCATO, Toner’s Pub, Baggot Street

Reading with a number of poets, writers and musicians.


4th December: An Afternoon of Poetry and Music, Irish Jewish Museum, Dublin 8

Reading as part of an afternoon of poetry and music with Judith Mok, David Goldberg and other special guests.

16th September: Culture Night, Kenny’s Bookshop, Galway

Reading as part of Kenny’s Bookshop and Gallery Culture Night Event with Kevin Higgins’ Over the Edge Series

12th September: Bray Arts 20th Anniversary

Reading in Martello Hotel

25th August: Waterstones, Cork

Reading with William Wall

31st July: Castletownroche, Cork

As part of the Blackwater International Poetry Festival, I read in the Rockforest Bar in Castletownroche.

20th July: Bantry Bookshop

Reading as part of the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry Bookshop talking to Don O’Mahony

1st July: Fusion Café 

Reading with Maggie Harris in Fusion’s monthly Poetry reading in Wexford Town

25th June: Hay Festival, Kells

Poetry Reading and discussion at this literary festival.

15th June: Poetry Slam

My first time performing at a Poetry Slam in Teach Dolmain with the Carlow Writers’ Cooperative and The Hibernia Writers’ Group

14th June: Belfast Book Festival

Reading with Michael J Whelan and Stephanie Conn

12th June: Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas

Reading with Rachel Mennies

27th May: Carlow Library

The Launch of Jewtown. Launched by Grace Wells.

4th May: Books Upstairs

Poetry Ireland Reading: with Michael J Whelan and Rita Ann Higgins

13th April: Carlow College, Carlow

 ‘Now and in time to be’ with Carlow Writers’ Cooperative

6th April: VISUAL, Carlow

 ‘To trouble the living stream’ with Carlow Writers’ Cooperative

13th February: Cork Arts Theatre

Gregory O’Donoghue Prizegiving


11th November: Visual, Carlow

A Response to Yeats with Carlow Writers’ Co-operative

15th October: Civic Theatre Tallaght

Reading as one of the shortlisted poets at Red Line Book Festival

14th October: Books Upstairs, Dublin

Double Shot Poetry

25th & 26th September: Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Iniskeen

Reading from Jewtown

11th September: Carlow Library

Launch of Penfest, Carlow

5th July: Irish Jewish Museum

Spotlight on Cork

19th May: Irish Writers’ Centre

Poetry Introductions

Simon reading in the Irish Jewish Museum, July 2015