Upcoming Events

‘Like the First Time’

Date: June 12, 2019

Time: To be announced

Location: RCA London (Battersea Groove Theatre), UK

An essay written aloud about dance, birth, sex and bug collecting as a child––with pictures.

“´Mary in my urine, my mouth, my heart, my madness, my sleep; my sea, my me’: or, Caul (1966) by Mary Glass”

Date: July 24, 2019

Time: 1:45- 3:15 pm

Location: Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal

For the MLA panel ‘Near whispers: The affects of proximate critique’

‘Plants Cannot be Kleptocratic’

Date: July 30, 2019

Time: 7:00- 8:30 pm

Location: Freud Museum, London, UK

An essay written aloud on the curious courtships between psychology, the women’s liberation movement, population control, and ecology, which erupted in Northern California in 1968––with pictures.

‘More Blue’

Date: August 15, 2019

Time: To be announced

Location: Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK


Start date: November 1, 2019

End date: November 2, 2019

Time: To be announced

Location: Stanford University, California, USA

An essay written aloud with pictures and sounds of the sea, one of four keynotes in honour of Hayden, along with Judith Butler, Susan Stewart, and Dipesh Chakrabarty.

Past Events

‘Moeder, Maman, Mom’

Date: March 1, 2019

Time: 1:00- 3:00 pm

Location: University of Copenhagen, Denmark

An essay written aloud about Anne Frank, Chantal Akerman, my mother and adolescent writing.

“´Mary in my urine, my mouth, my heart, my madness, my sleep; my sea, my me:’ Or, Caul (1966) by Mary Glass´”

Date: February 12, 2019

Time: 6:00- 9:00 pm

Location: RCA London (Battersea Groove Theatre), UK

‘Lolita’s Grey Eyes’

Date: November 26, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Location: RCA London (South Kensington Campus), UK

A keynote as a part of the day-long event ‘Creative Methods/Creating Methodologies’, hosted by artist and writer Esther Teichmann.

‘On Aurelia’ at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Date: September 11, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

‘Photogen and Nycteris’

Date: April 27, 2018

Time: 10:30- 16:00

Location: Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK

‘Photogen and Nycteris’ is a fairy tale written and performed with pictures by Carol Mavor, and being presented as part of Performative Symposium at Baltic 39, Newcastle.

A talk at the Royal Academy

Date: March 12, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Location: Royal Academy, London

Grey is out of time: like an elephant’s hide, like a skyscraper’s height, like a blanket of dust, like the magnitude of the moon.

Please note: Lecture is open to students in the RCA Postgraduate Programme

Literature Live:
Sophie Collins and Carol Mavor

Date: February 12, 2018

Time: 7:30-9:00 pm

Location: Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester

Sophie Collins is a poet, editor and translator. small white monkeys, a text on self-expression, self-help and shame, was published by Book Works in November 2017 as part of a commissioned residency at Glasgow Women’s Library. Carol Mavor is Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester. As Maggie Nelson writes of her latest book, Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale: ‘Forget whatever you previously associated with “fairy tales,” and enter Carol Mavor’s kaleidoscopic universe of art and literature.’

This event will be hosted by Vona Groarke, poet and teacher at the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester. Further details can be found at the Facebook event


Date: December 7, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1

Time | Making | Space brings together practitioners from architectural design, music and filmmaking, whose work explores how time and the temporal in architecture is not simply a matter of measure.

As part of this event, Carol Mavor will screen and discuss her short film Fairy Tale Almost Blue (2012, twelve minutes).

Tickets from £12.00/£6.00 conc.

Artist Amy Hauft and Carol Mavor, in conversation, at testsite, Austin Texas

Date: November 1, 2017

Time: 5:00- 7:00 pm

Location: testsite, Austin Texas

For this occasion, Carol Mavor will read her latest fairy tale, ‘Sweet Salt, Sale Dolce, which is set within the circumstance of Amy Hauft’s  testsite installation: Tender Glass. A printed edition of the story, entitled ‘Sweet Salt, Sale Dolce, will be available at the opening.

502 W. 33rd Street
Austin, TX 78705

Aurelia at University of Texas, Austin

Date: October 31, 2017

Time: 3.30pm

Location: University of Texas, Austin; Bldg: Art 1.120

Carol Mavor will present select images from her most recent book: Aurelia: Art and Literature Through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale.