Events in 2019

April 9th
'An Evening of Women's Adventure Writing'
7.30pm  Waymaking at the Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire
Readings with Polly Atkin, Geraldine Green, Ruth Wiggins and Claire Carter
Tickets here

Sunday 17th March
3pm-5pm  Poetry on the Terrace at Brantwood, Coniston
Reading with Geraldine Green, Pippa Little and Kerry Derbishire

Saturday 16th March
7.30pm Town Hall Alston
Poetry reading with Jazz in support of the local Labour Party.

Friday 8th March,
Words by the Water
The Studio, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
4pm, in conversation with Julia Blackburn about Time Song, Searching for Doggerland

Saturday 9th March
Words by the Water
The Studio, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
12.30pm Introducing Clare Rewcastle Brown to talk about environmental activism - how she began trying to save Malaysian rainforests and exposed a corruption scandal so big it brought down the Malaysian government.

Words by the Water
The Circle Gallery
3.00pm Swallows and Armenians
Introducing Karen Babyan and learning about Arthur Ransome's fictional family the Altounyans - connections between Cumbria, and Aleppo, Syria. 

Saturday 16th March
Words by the Water
Main House, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
11am Introducing John Guy, who will be talking about his biography of Mary Queen of Scots.

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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