Things Jen did in the past

 

  • 04 October 2015, East End Literary SalonAlmost a Meet-Cute, in which a rom-com moment is ruined by crockery and crippling anxiety, will feature on this month’s programme at Hackney Attic.
  • 22 October 2015, SMHAFF Writing Awards. Jen will be reading an extract from Old Woman with Masks, which is on the shortlist.
  • 24 October 2015, Chelsea Theatre, LondonLost Love, a story of a SatNav’s obsessive, unrequited love, will be on the bill at Talos: The Science Fiction Theatre Festival of London. 
  • 30 October 2015, Glasgow Women’s LibraryCreepie Stool gets another outing!
  • 21 November 2015, Previously… Scotland’s History Festival at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Specially commissioned by the History Festival, Heaven Burns is a rehearsed reading of a new play about 17th century witchpricker Christian Caddell.
  • 27 – 29 November 2015, Teatro Belli, Rome. Comfort & Joy, a Christmas tragedy, will make its Italian debut at the Trend Festival.6 March 2016.
  • CCA Glasgow. Jen will be delivering a provocation at the Declaration Festival, inspired by Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the Right to Rest and Leisure.
  • March 2016, touring. Creepie Stool is off on a tour of the Highlands!
  • 5 April, Inky Fingers @ Traverse Theatre. Jen will be reading… something… at this event hosted by the delightful Elspeth Murray.
  • April 2016, Charioteer Theatre/Piccolo Teatro di Milano. Commissioned by Italian-Scottish company Charioteer Theatre, #SonsOfGod is an adaptation of Coriolanus, examining the fall of a hero in the midst of a media circus.
  • 7 July 2016 – A 20-minute extract from Unfinished Demon Play, written under Rob Drummond’s guidance for the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland mentoring scheme, will be read at the CCA.
  • August 2016 – Lost Love will be published in New Writing Scotland 34.
  • August 2016 – Vox (known in Italy as #SonsOfGod) will open the International Festival Castel dei Mondi in Andria.
  • 8 November 2016, Traverse Theatre – Jen’s new play Volante, developed in collaboration with Fronteiras Theatre Lab, will have a staged reading as part of Hothouse.
  • 6 December 2016 – Come along to Inky Fingers at the Circus Cafe, where Jen will be sharing a Christmas story.
  • 9 December 2016 – Meet Cute will be published in new magazine 404 Ink, launching at the Bongo Club.
  • March 2017, touring – Charioteer Theatre will be taking #SonsOfGod: Vox on tour in Italy.
  • March 2017 – Jen will be contributing a personal essay on contraception and bodily autonomy to 404 Ink’s first anthology, Nasty Women. She’ll be taking part in a panel discussion at the launch event Waterstones Argyle Street, Glasgow on 6 March.
  • 7 March 2017 – Jen will be reading at Inky Fingers.
  • 13 March 2017 – Prior to the performance of #SonsOfGod at Sala Umberto in Rome, Jen will be taking part in a Meet the Playwright event.
  • 22 March 2017 – Jen will be signing copies of Nasty Women at the Edinburgh launch event at Waterstone’s on Princes Street.
  • 4 April 2017 – Jen will be back at Inky Fingers at Monkey Barrel.
  • 20 April 2017 – Jen will be discussing the concept of the trigger warning with Richard Warden and Hannah McGill at the Dust of Everyday Life conference at the CCA.
  • 13 May 2017 – IberoDocs is screening Pára-me de Repente o Pensamento at the Filmhouse with a panel discussion aftertwards. Jen will be joining the panel.
  • 26 May 2017 –  Jen joins Interrobang at Hidden Door for Ghosts of the Citadel.
  • 6 June 2017 – Come to Inky Fingers at Monkey Barrel to see Jen in the feature slot.
  • 7 June 2017 – The most bonkers gig of the year so far! Jen will be flyting against Ross McCleary on the subject of the Earth’s roundness/flatness at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
  • 24 June – Jen will feature in an all-Nasty-Women line-up for Interrobang’s Now Is Not the Time at Biscuit Factory.
  • 7 July 2017 – Flint & Pitch presents Francesca Beard’s How to Survive a Post-Truth Apocalypse, with support from Jen who will be presenting her work in progress, Grave.
  • 28 July – Catch Jen at Biscuit Factory for the Edinburgh launch of Hings, the debut book of superstar in the making Chris McQueer. Hosted by Interrobang, published by 404 Ink, it would be difficult for this event to spoil its audience more.
  • 30 July – There’s a new spoken word night in town and it’s called Wax Lyrical. Come and satisfy your curiosity, Jen will be doing a slot.
  • 12 August – Not the spoken word show but the short story it’s based on! Jen will be reading Grave at Story Shop at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
  • 17 September 2017 – Caring and Sharing will be part of the lineup for Black Cat Theatre’s The Millennials at Southwark Playhouse

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