Saturday 23rd September

Poetry Reading, 7.30 pm

Floor Spot at Poem and a Pint, Bardsea Malt Kiln Village Hall
with Miriam Nash and the Bluegrass Project



Wednesday 4th October 2017

Write to be Counted, anthology launch at the Poetry Society CafĂ© in London. 7pm.  Bar open from 6pm. Entry free: donation to the PEN international charity supporting free speech.

Kathleen Jones will be reading alongside other contributors.


Saturday 7th October 2017

Borderlines Literature Festival Carlisle Cumbria

!0am to 1pm: Crown and Mitre Hotel, Carlisle, £25.00
Masterclass: Real Lives – True Stories

How do you write about someone’s life so that it is as compelling as fiction?  Where do you begin? Can you use true stories as the material for fiction?  This workshop will explore life-writing as a form, showing different ways to construct a narrative out of your own life or someone else’s, and how memory and imagination can combine to produce fully rounded characters and vivid events.”



Saturday 7th October 2017
7.30 pm Carlisle Cathedral
A Showcase of Cumbrian Poetry and Prose

Kathleen Jones will be reading with Kim Moore, Martyn Halsall, Katie Hale and Jennifer Lee Tsai.



Wednesday 11th October
Women Writers’ Network: Online workshop, ‘Writing the Female Self’ (possibly for members only).


Saturday 14th October 2017

Write to be Counted anthology launch at The Old Fire Station, Penrith, Cumbria.  7pm. Bar and free refreshments.  Entry free - donations to the PEN international charity supporting free speech.


November 10th - 12th, 2017

Derwent Literature Festival
Masson Mills, Matlock Bath.

Kathleen Jones will be launching her Iota Shots winning pamphlet ‘Mapping Emily’.

Full details from Templar Poetry at


November 17th to Sunday 19th 2017

Maryport Literary Festival
Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport, Cumbria

Kathleen Jones will be reading from, and talking about, her new collection ‘The Rainmaker’s Wife’ and her Haida Gwaii journal ‘Travelling to the Edge of the World’.



Events in 2018

Thursday 20 September 2018, 7.30pm.

Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth, Cumbria (National Trust)

A Passionate Sisterhood: the women behind the Romantic poets


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