Events in 2018

Kendal Mountain Festival 


Kendal Brewery Arts Centre

Sunday 18th November  14.30 - 16.00pm

Kathleen will be reading with Polly Atkin, Geraldine Green, Maria Coffey, Joanna Croston and Heather Dawe. 

Maryport Literary Festival

Senhouse Roman Museum,
Saturday 17th November, 3-4 pm

The Secret Life of Catherine Cookson

Kathleen will be talking about her new biography of the best-selling author:  'Catherine Cookson, Child of the Tyne'.

Keswick Mountain Festival

Sunday June 10th, 2.30pm

 BMC Tent   

Kathleen will be talking about her trip to Haida Gwaii and discussing women and adventures with Polly Rowena Atkin and Judith Brown - all three contributors to Waymaking, an anthology of women's adventure writing, poetry and art,  edited by Helen Mort and Camilla Barnard, published by Vertebrate Publishing.


Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June

'New Directions'
Katherine Mansfield Conference, Birkbeck College, University of London

Kathleen will be delivering a paper on Katherine Mansfield's influence on Philip Larkin and Yiyun Li.


Saturday 15th September,

Art, Nature and Biography

Kathleen will be delivering a creative writing workshop at Cockley Moor - former home of Helen Sutherland - organised by the Norman Nicholson Society.  Full details from the NN Society.


Thursday 20 September 2018, 7.30pm.

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

A Passionate Sisterhood: the women behind the Romantic poets


Norman Nicholson and Percy Kelly

Maryport Settlement Festival
28/29th September

Readings, talks and workshops



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