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Newcastle Poetry Festival 2018 Friday 4th May 2018, 11.00 am, Stage 3, Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Launch of the Waves and Bones commission. Christy’s new poem, ‘Free Movement’ among those commissioned in response to the Northumberland Coast Area of Natural Beauty.

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Land of Three Rivers Launch Thursday 8th February 2018, 7.15, Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Christy joins other anthologised poets to read from the new Bloodaxe anthology, Land of Three Rivers: The Poetry of North-East England.

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Pint of Science 16 May 2017 at The Fulford Arms, York, 18.30 – 22.15

Christy reads from her new collection, Messenger, and gives a joint talk on the science that inspired it. With scientific expertise from biologists, Dr Dimitris Lagos and Dr Marjan van der Woude.

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Newcastle Poetry Festival 12th May 2017 at Northern Stage 3, Newcastle, 14.00 – 14.45

Christy reads from her new collection, Messenger. With film-poems by Kate Sweeney.

Publication

Messenger published by smith/doorstop 8th March 2017

Christy’s pamphlet, Messenger, is published by smith/doorstop.

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Exhibition

An Exhibition of work from ‘The Art of Healing’ project December 2016 – April 23 2017 at York Art Gallery

Featuring poetry from Christy and film-poems from co-collaborator, Kate Sweeney.

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York Festival of Ideas 2016, 'The Art of Healing' Saturday 11 June 2016, 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Christy joins scientist, Dimitris Lagos, and artist, Kate Sweeney, to explore the connections between science and art.

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The launch of Heroes at the Lit & Phil, Newcastle 24th June 2016 at the Lit & Phil, Newcastle

Christy reads from her new pamphlet, Heroes, at Newcastle’s Lit & Phil. With an exhibition of linocuts by Emma Holliday, and archive photography by Phyllis Christopher. Special guest appearance by Cuckoo Young Writers.

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Publication

Heroes published by smith/doorstop 3rd April 2016

Christy’s latest pamphlet, Heroes, is published by smith/doorstop.

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Residency

Christy is artist in residence with York University’s Centre for Immunology and Infection January – December 2016

Christy collaborates with scientists at the CII to explore how we wound and how we heal, as individuals and as communities.

‘Saint Cuthbert Banishes Demons from the Laser Clinic’ June 2015

Christy’s poem, ‘Saint Cuthbert Banishes Demons from the Laser Clinic’ is highly commended by the Forward Prize judges, and included in the Forward Book of Poetry 2016.

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The Poetry Cure, celebrating the life and work of Julia Darling 29th May 2015

Christy leads this celebration of the life and work of Julia Darling.

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Publication

Skipper published by smith/doorstop 1st May 2015

Christy’s first full-length collection, Skipper, is published by smith/doorstop.

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Prize

Christy wins Newcastle University’s 2015 Ella Ritchie Prize for her Creative Writing PhD 7th April 2015

Christy wins Thesis of the Year for her biographical poems about Grace Darling.

Armour: PBS Pamphlet Choice 1st October 2011

Armour is Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice for Autumn 2011.

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Commission

Tyne View commission with Michael Chaplin June 2011

Christy is commissioned by Michael Chaplin to write the poems for Tyne View.

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