On Thursday APRIL 21st, 2016, at 1.30 pm

I will be giving a presentation and reading entitled ‘I am Book’ at an interdisciplinary symposium on ‘Artists’ Books and the Medical Humanities’ at Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury, University of Kent

More information: http://www.kent.ac.uk/english/research/conferences/artistsbooks.html


On Monday MARCH 21st, 2016

I will be reading poems from ‘Self-portrait without Breasts’ and showing some of Laura’s photographs, 6.00 – 6.30 pm, as part of the day symposium ‘The Ethics of Display: exhibiting vulnerable bodies’ at the Arden Conference Centre, University of Warwick.


On Monday SEPTEMBER 21st, 2015

I’m honoured to be reading poems from ‘Self-portrait without Breasts’ and showing Laura’s photographs. Plus Q&A.

7.00 – 8.30 pm

Crawford Hall, Ehinger Center, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, New Jersey 07940, USA

Clare Best Flier


On FEBRUARY 24th, 2015

I am talking about the project and presenting poems from the cycle alongside Laura Stevens’ images. Q&A.

6.30 pm, free event with refreshments, all welcome but booking required.

Nash Theatre, King’s College London, Strand Campus WC2R 2LS



On JANUARY 16th, 2015

I am taking part in a panel on Medical Humanities and Narrative, 11.30 – 13.00, with Donna McCormack and Nur Khan, at Drew University’s ‘Transatlantic Connections 2’ Conference – Bundoran, Donegal, Ireland.

Full details here:  www.taccireland.com




On NOVEMBER 25th, 2013

Reading poems from ‘Self-portrait without Breasts’ and talking about the project, as part of an event in the series ‘The Art of Medicine’ at St George’s, University of London.

6pm, free event with refreshments. All welcome.

Boardroom H2.5, Hunter Wing, St George’s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE



On AUGUST 24th, 2013

A presentation as part of ‘Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority.

A conference hosted by the Medical Humanities Research Centre, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow



On NOVEMBER 27th, 2012

Self-portrait without Breasts – aesthetics and surgical experience
Poems and photographs
+ panel discussion and audience q&a
Exeter University

When: 18.30 – 21.00
Where: Queens Building LT1, with reception afterwards in the Forum



On OCTOBER 10th, 2012

A talk about the project, and readings of the poems, with Laura’s photos, was hosted by the MLC at Ryerson University in Toronto.

When: 6:00 PM
Where: Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre
111 Gerrard Street East, Ryerson University, Toronto
RSVP: admin@mlc.ryerson.ca 416-979-5000 ext. 7668 http://www.ryerson.ca/mlc



On OCTOBER 4th, 2012

Readings of poems from Self-portrait without Breasts and discussion, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, 11.30 am – 12.30 pm.

Blum Resource Center, 1st Floor, Yawkey Building Lobby
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Ave
MA 02215

For more info call (617) 632-3751 or email sarah_singer@dfci.harvard.edu


On OCTOBER 4th, 2011

The first performance of poems from Self-portrait without Breasts, alongside Laura Stevens’ photos, took place on October 4th,  2011, generously hosted by Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

After the poems, there was a q&a session led by Dr James Mackay, a Consultant Clinical Genetic Oncologist.

Chowen Lecture Theatre, Medical School Teaching Building, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9PX.




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