Poetry Readings, Upcoming Events and Links

Below are details of events where I will be reading. Where possible, links will follow, with ticket info where appropriate and so on. The most imminent will always be at the top of the list. Events will remain on the list even after the date, for reference.

There are events which happen regularly and where I sometimes read on the Open-Mic, and which it seems needless to list each time.

I have also included details of my greetings cards venture, Caterpillar Cards.


Tues, 21st November - Little Creatures Tour: The Fox and Goose, Hebden Bridge, with Atar Hadari, Madhuri ZK Ewing and Heather Wilson. Free

Sat 25th November - Poetry at Legacy Arts Gallery, Burnely rd, Todmorden, with Jo Haslam, Andy Smith and myself, 4.30pm, details tbc


Thurs 12th Oct - Little Creatures Tour: Blue Teapot, Mytholmroyd, with Anne Caldwell.

Tue 10th Oct - Exploring the Brontes, with Caroline Lamb - http://www.brighouseartsfestival.co.uk/bronte-evening/

Wed 4th October - Exploring the Brontes, with Caroline Lamb - Gildersome Meeting Hall, for Morley Art Festival (£5) Tkts and info soon.

Sat 30th September - Screening of A Humble Station? Branwell Bronte's Calder Valley Years, Morley Library for Morley Art festival (£4) Tkts available soon via Eventbrite and library.

 Mon 25th September - Screening of A Humble Station? Branwell Bronte's Calder Valley Years - Jubilee Refreshment Rooms, Sowerby Bridge train station, 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm (free)

 Sat 9th September - Exploring the Brontes, with Caroline Lamb, Halifax Central Library re-opening event. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-the-brontes-simon-zonenblick-caroline-lamb-tickets-37444680046?aff=es2

 Tue 15th Aug - Fox and Goose, Hebden Bridge (free)

Sun 26th June - A Humble Station? Branwell Bronte's Calder Valley Years - Haworth Bronte Parsonage

Sat 25th June - A Humble Station? Branwell Bronte's Calder Valley Years, at Thornton St James' Church.

Thurs 15th June - Premiere of  A Humble Station? Branwell Bronte's Calder Valley Years - Halifax Central Library

Mon 24th April 2017 - Launch of Ayelet McKenzie's Small Bear, Barrow Library (AM & SZ, with Jennifer Copley and Neil Curry.)

Sunday, 26th February - Poetry at The Blue Teapot: Celebrating Leonard Cohen - The Blue Teapot, Mytholmroyd HX7 5LL (Free but booking essential)  Introducing and reading, with live music and poetry with discussion from Jessica Lawrence and Atar Hadari, limited open mic.

Wednesday 15th February 2016 - Exploring the Brontes, at Todmorden Library

Monday 30th January - Preview of my film on Branwell Bronte, with poetry, Todmorden Library.

Monday 19th December - Preview of my film on Branwell Bronte, with poetry, Sowerby Bridge Library.

Monday 5th December 2016 - Puzzle Poets Live - Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge - hosting and reading.

Monday 31st October 2016 - Poetry at The Blue Teapot (Steve Nash book launch with SN, Genevieve Walsh and myself) - The Blue Teapot, Mytholmroyd HX7 5LL (Free)

Saturday 8th October 2016 - Hosting and reading at Morley Arts Festival event - Morley Library, LS27 8HZ - Exploring the Brontes

Wednesday 5th October 2016 - Morley Arts Festival poetry event - Oscars Bar, Morley, LS27 9DG

Monday 26th September 2016 - Poetry at The Blue Teapot: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath - Exploring and Celebrating their Poetic Legacies in the Calder Valley - The Blue Teapot, Mytholmroyd HX7 5LL (Free). Hosted by Simon Zonenblick and Bob Horne, with poetry by and inspired by Hughes and Plath from Freda Davis, Mark Hinchcliffe, Jessica Lawrence and Ayelet McKenzie, plus music and a visual presentation.

25th August 2016 - Kultura at Kava 4 min open mic slot following guest reader Atar Hadari, plus poetry lecture by James Morgan Nash, poetry discussion and other Kultura poets.  Kava, Todmorden, OL14 7LA (£3)

Monday 6th June 2016 - Puzzle Poets Live - The Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ (Free). 8pm. Along with an open mic reading (see above) I will be hosting the first half and introducing guest poet Louise Fazackerley.  The second half with open mic will be compered by Anthony Costello of Kultura at Kava, Todmorden, at whose open mic I will also be reading on 26th May.

Monday 23rd May 2016 - Poetry at The Blue Teapot - The Blue Teapot vegetarian cafĂ©, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5LL (Free).  The debut event of this feature, with guest poet Nuala Fagan, supported by Bob Horne; introduced by myself. I will also read some of the featured poets' works and more.  Booking advised - email caterpillarpoetry@gmail.com  or hello@blue-teapot.com

Thursday 18th February 2016 - A Flood of Words, flood relief fundraiser - The Fox and Goose, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AZ (Free). Poetry from Rosie Garland, Rose Condo, Genevieve Walsh and more, with open mic at which I and others (including award-winning Victoria Gatehouse and Steve Nash) will be reading

Tuesday 15th December 2015 - Spoken Word Shindig - Nelson's Winebar, Hebden Bridge, 8PM (Free). Twenty minute reading. https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/550136778354695/

Wednesday 18th November 2015 - Launch of Nuala Fagan's collection Not All Birdsong.  The Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ, 8pm (Free.)  Readings from Nuala, and also Gaia Holmes, Victoria Gatehouse and John Foggin.  Introduced by SZ.

Saturday 7th November 2015 - Poems for a Liminal Age Anthology Launch. Huddersfield Quaker Meeting House, 2PM. Readers include Mandy Pannett, Anthony Costello, and myself. Proceeds to charity Doctors Without Borders http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/publications/liminal-age/

Monday 26th October 2015 - Morley Arts Festival: Poetry and Pictures of Morley and More. Morley Library, ls27 8HZ 6.30-8PM (£4) Poetry from Gaia Holmes, Steve Nash and I. With a photographic exhibition by Helka Czhura and Ian Parker http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-and-pictures-of-morley-and-more-tickets-17582109563

Thursday 22nd October 2015 - Mytholmroyd Arts Festival. The Blue Teapot Vegetarian Cafe, Grange Dene, HX7 5LL 7.30 PM (Free) Poetry night themed on Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Sat 26th September 2015 - Brighouse Festival. Miller's Bar, 1PM (Free) -  Poetry from Dan Greenwood, Ben Guilfoyle, and myself; Music by Barry Smith. http://www.brighousefestival.co.uk/whats-on/

This list of links is split into three categories:

External links
Sites where my poetry is featured
Sites containing other examples of my poetry related prose.

All three sections will be updated as and when I become aware of new information or links.

An alphabetically ordered list of poetry related blogs and websites which I highly recommend:

Dangerous to Know, Manchester Theatre Company currently producing Bronte-themed play The Dissolution of Percy: http://dangeroustoknow.org/

Mandy Pannett Poetry http://www.mandypannett.co.uk/

Sentinel Poetry and Fiction http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/

Steve Nash Poetry - Starlight to Casual Moths http://starlighttocasualmoths.blogspot.co.uk/


In the spring of 2005, Parameter magazine published my poem When You are Unattached http://www.parametermagazine.org/Simonzonenblick.htm
In the same issue they published my story Vanessa http://www.parametermagazine.org/Simonzonenblick2.htm
Both appeared online and in print.

American online poetry zine In Posse Review published two of my poems - Weasel and Urban Fox - in summer 2008, here http://inpossereview.com/IPR_Zonenblick.htm   Weasel  appeared in my collection Random Journeys (The Unpretentious Arts, 2014).


Ryburn Ramblings.  This is a website I put together between the summer of 2013 and spring 2015, containing poetry by myself and others, essays on poetry, history and the natural world, and photography - centred on the theme of the Ryburn Valley, where I was living at the time, and which is a stone's throw from where I live today.  https://sites.google.com/site/ryburnramblings/home

My reviews in Sabotage Reviews (most recent first):

 Jan 2016 Hove-to is a State of Mind by Mark Carson (Wayleave Press) http://sabotagereviews.com/2016/01/27/opting-for-glaciers-hove-to-is-a-state-of-mind-by-mark-carson/

June 2015 In Memoriam: Poems of Bereavement (Candlestick Press) http://sabotagereviews.com/2015/06/29/in-memoriam-poems-of-bereavement-introduced-by-carol-ann-duffy/

June 2015 Ten Poems From Wales, ed. Gillian Clarke (Candlestick Press) http://sabotagereviews.com/2015/06/14/ten-poems-from-wales-ed-by-gillian-clarke/

Caterpillar Cards is a new range of greetings cards featuring original photographs by Simon Zonenblick, produced in Sowerby Bridge by Knights Graphics. 

All cards are priced at £1.99 inc. p&p within UK, with discount rates on multiple orders.

The following cards are currently in stock:

Sowerby Bridge Local:

Blank inner.

Ripponden Ruins:

Blank inner.

Ryburn Valley from Triangle:

Inner sleeve greeting: Greetings from the Ryburn Valley, Yorkshire. Also available with blank inner.

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