Appearances and Speaking

Damon Lord is an experienced speaker, trainer, and presenter, and is able to speak on numerous topics. His available masonic lectures are available below.

Lists of forthcoming and previous appearances are below.

Please keep checking back to this page for more info about when Damon will be attending events.

If you would like Damon to speak at your literary event or Masonic lodge (provided it is regular and recognised by UGLE), please get in touch. Contact information is available here.

Damon Lord stood in front of a microphone lit by purple light
Photo by Kevin Brooke 2022

Forthcoming Appearances

Dear Listener - May 2024
Thursday 16 May 2024, 6:30 p.m.

Script Haven, 104 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2HW.

Dear Listener, hosted by Charley Barnes, has invited Damon Lord to headline at Worcester's leading monthly spoken-word literary event!

Dear Listener writes:

We're bouncing back with a little spring in our step and bringing with us this month... the current Worcestershire Poet Laureate!

Damon Lord (pronouns: he/him) is Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2023/4, and is a Welsh writer of fiction and poetry. He lives in Worcester with his wife and child. Damon has been a core performer at 42, Worcester's premier genre (SF, fantasy, horror, etc.) spoken word night since its 2011 inception.

Alongside Damon we'll have our open mic set-up, too, so if you want 5 minutes on the mic then drop Charley and Leena an email at dearlisteneropenmic@gmail.com to get booked in.

This event kicks off at 6:30pm and there will be a £3 charge for entry.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Damon Lord delivering a lecture on Transgender freemasons in front of a display with the transgender flag as background, which has the three bullet points: Lawfulness, Kindness, Tolerance
Photo by Matt Fearnley 2022

Masonic Lectures

Damon Lord has performed every year in the Worcestershire Provincial Masonic Lecture Competition, and has a number of talks available to provide a lecture or short poetry reading for entertaining and educating at Masonic lodge meetings. These lectures are suitable for presentation in the first degree (except for "The Forgotten Second Degree") and are usually about 20 minutes long, but this can sometimes take a bit longer if an informal Q&A session follows.

His available lectures are:

(originally presented 2017)
A lecture covering the many links between the Esperanto language and Freemasonry.

(originally presented 2018)
A lecture-poem highlighting the importance of the often-overlooked second degree in Freemasonry (to be performed when the lodge is open in the second degree)

(originally presented 2019)
A lecture covering the early years of Freemsonry in the Philippines, culminating on the influence of the Craft on the Katipunan independence movement and independence in 1898.

(originally presented 2019)
Poem suitable for Festive Boards

(originally presented 2021)
A brief look into the grammar and semantic etymology of an important Masonic phrase.

(originally presented 2022)
A presentation promoting the legal standing of acceptance of LGBTQIA+ freemasons and UGLE's policy of acceptance, and a brief overview of the life of the famous Chevaliere d'Éon, the first recorded transgender Freemason (1728-1810).

(presented 18 April 2023; winner of the Brother's Cup 2023)

A rhyming poem-lecture about 15 minutes long, which gives in verse a brief potted factual history of the historical Illuminati, before then turning to dismiss the modern irritant, where nonsensical theories attempt to conflate alleged Illuminati conspiracy with the actual good that modern Masonry does. 

(presented 16 April 2024; winner of the Brother's Cup 2024)

A presentation on the symbolism and importance of the Moon in Freemasonry, from ancient times to the modern day.

Previous events and appearances

The Illuminati: Bane of Freemasonry - Masonic poem/lecture
Monday 29th April 2024, 6:30 p.m.

St Laurence Lodge No. 2724, Northfield Masonic Hall, Birmingham.

Members only event.

A rhyming poem-lecture about 15 minutes long, which gives in verse a brief potted factual history of the historical Illuminati, before then turning to dismiss the modern irritant, where nonsensical theories attempt to conflate alleged Illuminati conspiracy with the actual, factual good that modern Masonry does. 

42 Worcester - April 2024
Tuesday 30th April 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Script Haven, 104 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2HW.

Damon will be returning to 42, Worcester's only genre spoken word night, reading the third part of his serial, Worcester Kaleidoscope. To catch up with the previous part of the serial, go to: https://damonlordwriter.substack.com/

Masonry and the Moon - Lecture for the Provincial Masonic Lecture Competition 2024
Tuesday 16th April 2024, 5 p.m.

Vernon Lodge No. 560, Stourport  Masonic Hall, Stourport, Worcestershire

Members only event.

A presentation on the symbolism and importance of the Moon in Freemasonry, from ancient times to the modern day.

42 Worcester - March 2024
Tuesday 26th March 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Script Haven, 104 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2HW.

Damon will be returning to 42, Worcester's only genre spoken word night, reading the next part of his serial, Worcester Kaleidoscope. To catch up with the previous part of the serial, go to: https://damonlordwriter.substack.com/

Earth Hour 2024
Sunday 24th March 2024, 7 p.m.

Script Haven, 104 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2HW.

A heartfelt evening or poetry and spoken word for the planet, caring for our future.

SPEAK VOLUMES! Arts Festival
21 -23 March 2024

Arch 27 + Arch 28, Croft Road, Worcester WR1 3BD (the railway arches round the back of the Hive). 

A student-led arts festival, encompassing literature, poetry, and visual arts. It has got a vital, vibrant and vivacious team leading it, with some amazing headliners to entertain. Some of my poetry about the county of Worcestershire will be incorporated into a visual art piece/map of the county, and I can’t wait to see it! For more info, visit: https://speakvolumesfestival.co.uk/ 

The Illuminati: Bane of Freemasonry - Masonic poem/lecture
Tuesday 12th March 2024, 6:15 p.m.

Glevum Lodge  No. 7385, Gloucester.

Members only event.

A rhyming poem-lecture about 15 minutes long, which gives in verse a brief potted factual history of the historical Illuminati, before then turning to dismiss the modern irritant, where nonsensical theories attempt to conflate alleged Illuminati conspiracy with the actual, factual good that modern Masonry does. 

42 Worcester - February 2024
Tuesday 27th February 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Script Haven, 104 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2HW.

Damon will be returning to a familiar, favourite haunt, namely 42, Worcester's finest genre spoken word night!

Poetry Declamation Competition 2024
Friday 23rd February 2024, morning

RGS The Grange, Worcester.

Performing a couple of poems of my own, and appearing as a judge for the children's annual poetry declamation competition!

International Mother Language Day 2024
Wednesday 21st February 2024, 6:30 p.m.

Script Haven, 104 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2HW.

In homage to the rich tapestry of languages that have woven themselves into the cultural fabric of Worcestershire, we invite you to join us for a special spoken word event commemorating UNESCO's International Mother Language Day. More info here: www.damonlord.com/langs2024

Sign up on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1153644908948890/

SpeakEasy Worcester - February 2024
Thursday 8th February 2024, 7:30 p.m.

St Swithun's Church, Church Terrace, High Street,Worcester, WR1 2RH

Damon will be reading poems at one of Worcester's premier spoken word evenings.

42 Worcester - January 2024
Tuesday 30th January 2024, 7:30 p.m.

St Swithun's Church, Church Terrace, High Street,Worcester, WR1 2RH

Damon will be returning to a familiar, favourite haunt, namely 42, Worcester's finest genre spoken word night!

Burns Night Supper 2024
Thursday 25th January 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Script Haven, 104 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2HW.

Damon will be reading a short homage about Rabbie Burns and his masonic connections.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2591947407622917/