Author Events

Coming soon 

John is currently concentrating on promoting his new collection, ‘North Sea to the East’ which was published in January 2021. When circumstances allow, a programme of launch events which includes a tie in to ‘Discover Middlesbrough’ events in the last two weeks of October  2021 will be confirmed and they will appear on this page. 

On September 11, 2021 as part of the Whiddon Festival Weekend at Chagford, Devon a premiere of a choral setting of John’s poem ‘Stone Universe’ by Harry Baker will be performed by the Corvus Consort. Tickets are available at

Spring/Summer 2022 at Dartmoor National Park High Moorland Centre, Princetown, Dartmoor and Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey – John and Carol Ballenger will be celebrating 25 years of collaboration with a retrospective exhibition and performances of their Dartmoor inspired work. Further details here as arrangements are confirmed.