White Night: Lafrowda, St Just Library, Cornwall, All Night Readathon

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 8 pm onwards

Mary J. Oliver joins other Cornish writers and reads from her debut, Jim Neat, just nine days before its publication 


Comment from Jay Coleman, guitarist: Having heard you read  from 'Jim Neat' at St Just Library last night, I’ve been having a good look at 'Bliss', such a lovely poem with a great story, a strong sense of character and imagery that lends itself well to a sort of low key finger-picked acoustic ballad. Which is the route I’ve been going down.


It would be an honour to play along to you as an acoustic accompaniment. And the letters lend themselves to lyrical/musical content too. Either way I wouldn’t want to detract from the words of the poem(s) or the story. Hopefully it would be a good additional layer to the original intention of your book.


North Cornwall Book Festival, St Endellion, Cornwall

Saturday 12th October 2019 at 10 am 

Patrick Gale interviews Mary J. Oliver in the Cream of Cornwall event (details:

Comment from Clare Owen: Heard @mjoliver4 reading from ‘Jim Neat’ @NCornBookFest today. A fusion of one man’s history & his daughter’s imagination; poetry, photographic images & fragments of prose. I’ve never come across memoir approached like this. Bought the book, 30 pages in, & already blown away ... 

Penzance Stanza Booklet Launch at Morrab Library, Penzance (

Thursday 17th October, 2019 at 11 am

Mary J. Oliver joins her Stanza group to celebrate the publication of their booklet, Kernow Cornucopia and to read extracts from Jim Neat


Comment from poet Abigail Elizabeth Rowland: The Morrab Library  was the venue this morning for the launch of our local Stanza group’s anthology of poems inspired by Cornwall. Also readings from Mary Oliver’s excellent new book, Jim Neat. Fantastic writing and a wonderfully compelling story. Don’t miss your chance to buy the book.

Seren Book Launch at Broc Mor, Aberystwyth (

Saturday 2nd November 2019 at 7 pm

Mary J. Oliver and Lynne Hjelmgaard read from their newly published books, Jim Neat and A Second Whisper

Penzance Poetry Parlour with Katrina Naomi (

Thursday 7th November 2019 at 7.30 pm

Mary J. Oliver reading with playwright, poet and storyteller, Anna Murphy

Seren Book Launch in The Poetry Cafe, London (

Monday 11th November 2019 at 7 pm

Mary J. Oliver reading from Jim Neat; with poet Lynne Hjelmgaard reading from A Second Whisper

Poetry Presents, Falmouth University

Monday 25th November 2019 at 6 pm

Mary J. Oliver reading poems from Jim Neat

The Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun, North Cornwall

Thursday 28th November 2019 from 6 - 8 pm

Mary J. Oliver reading poems from Jim Neat with Cathy Galvin reading from her new pamphlet 'Walking the Coventry Ring Road With Lady Godiva' published by Guillemot Press

Hypatia House, Penzance, Cornwall (bookings through Eventbrite)

Friday 29th November 2019 from 10 - 3 pm

Creative Ways of Working With the Past - a drawing and writing workshop with writer Mary J. Oliver and artist Alessandra Ausenda

Hypatia House, Penzance, Cornwall (bookings through:

Friday 29th November 2019 from 7 - 9 pm

Everybody is Interesting, an evening of words, images, feminism and music! Join Mary J. Oliver and Alessandra Ausenda in lively discussion 

Seren Book Launch in Cardiff (

April, 2020. Date and details to be announced

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