news for March

Spring has finally sprung so here are a few things I’m up to at the moment. Be great to see you if you’re able to make it along.

I’m poet in residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company on a project called Adelaide Road. It’s all been very exciting with lots of new material from myself and those participating in the workshops I’ve been running. The live performance will be on Saturday, May 14th but please check out the blog in the mean time and leave a comment –

I’m poet in residence on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live
on March 19th and April 16th.

I’m performing at Poetry Lives at Keats House
on March 27th at 2pm
Keats House Poets have invited Aoife Mannix to perform at our regular open mic and performance event at Keats House museum in Hampstead, with other special guest poets including Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Simon Mole, Dean Atta, Laila Sumpton and Anthony Hett.

Paul Sherreard from Keats House said
“We are really glad to welcome Aoife back as we reach the end of an amazing year of poetry, which saw Paul Lyalls, Niall O’Sullivan, Inua Ellams, Sonority Turner, Belinda Zhawi, Anthony Anaxagorou and many other fantastic poets show us just how much Poetry Lives at Keats House”

The event is funded by Stories of the World and Renaissance London, as part of the Cultural Olympiad in celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The event takes place on 27 March, 2 – 4pm, tickets are FREE but you need to register in advance by emailing

I’m launching my Sutton Word Factory anthology on March 29th at 7pm at Carshalton Water Tower. The book represents the culmination of my writer’s residency in Sutton and features work by myself, heritage expert Laura Allan and Sutton residents. My residency was run by Spread the Word in partnership with Sutton Council and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

About aoife

have a listen at Aoife Mannix is an Irish writer and poet based in London. Her first novel Heritage of Secrets was published by Lubin & Kleyner in 2008. She is the author of four collections of poetry; The Trick of Foreign Words (2002), The Elephant in the Corner (2005), Growing Up An Alien (2007) and the recent Turn The Clocks Upside Down – all with Tall Lighthouse. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, London Live, Resonance FM, and the BBC World Service. Her short stories are included in the anthologies Tell Tales Volume 3 (2006), Small Voices, Big Confessions (2006) and Westside Stories (2003).
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