I have read my work extensively in festivals, on TV and radio, and at reading groups, and I enjoy the whole process of presenting and illuminating my poetry. Here are some comments from recent literature events:
“Robert Seatter ‘delivers’ as a poet on at least two counts: he writes excellent poems and audiences love the warmth and assurance of his live readings. His stylish exploration of love and loss were a highlight of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, and we were quick to invite him back to Suffolk for our Poetry@The Cut reading series. On page or stage, he’s always a pleasure.”
Naomi Jaffa, Artistic Director, Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
“The performance lives up to the poems – elegant, witty, polished, engaging, accessible, and always delivered with panache, precision and warmth. Robert Seatter’s poems have great integrity and depth, and he is a wonderful reader of his work – every inch the professional. A class act.”
Clare Best, Chiddingly Festival, Sussex
“Robert Seatter treated our audience to a masterclass in the writing and presenting of his work, collaborating with a brilliant young cellist who at times accompanied a poem as he read, at others played solo pieces that captured the essence of his words. The stage setting was further enhanced by Jessica Palmer’s dramatic paper cuts. On this evening the old adage‘leave the audience wanting more’ was certainly true, no one in the theatre wanted this remarkable evening to end.”
Sue Collins, Questors Theatre
I also regularly present on TV and Radio, bringing the history of the BBC to life in fresh and engaging ways. Recent slots have included The One Show and Michael Portillo’s Train Journeys, as well as this online Television Centre presentation to the Royal Television Society.