What’s On

* photo by Tom Lloyd

readings // workshops // performances // open mics

2019

7 February: Wordsworth Trust Poet in Residence Workshop // The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, Cumbria, 2pm-5pm – contact H.Catterall@wordsworth.org.uk to book a place

19 February: Wordsworth Trust Poet in Residence Reading // The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, Cumbria, 7.30pm-9pm

21 March: Cork International Poetry Festival: Fool For Poetry Prize & New Irish Voices Reading // Assembly Instructions chapbook launch // Grand Parade Library, Cork, Ireland, 4pm

23 March: The Northern Marches // including Gretna: music & poetry collaboration // Ye Olde Mitre, London, 7.50pm

24 March: The Northern Marches // including Gretna: music & poetry collaboration // Ye Olde Mitre, London, 2.15pm

5 – 26 June: Under Northern Skies // exhibition of poetry, drawing & writing // Carlisle Old Fire Station, Carlisle, see website for times / free entry

6 June: My Name is Monster book launch // Cakes & Ale Cafe, Carlisle, 7.30pm

10 June: My Name is Monster talk & book signing // Waterstones, King Street, Lancaster, 6.30pm

11 June: My Name is Monster book talk // Cumbria Library Services // Ambleside Library, Cumbria, 3pm

13 June: My Name is Monster book talk // Cumbria Library Services // Ulverston Library, Cumbria, 7pm

18 June: My Name is Monster book talk // Sam Read Books // Emma’s Dell, Grasmere, Cumbria, 7.30pm

19 June: The Feminist Book Society presents: Motherhood – the last feminist taboo // Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road, London, 6.30pm

20 June: Writers’ Night: Katie Hale & Hanna Jameson // Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London, 7pm

25 June: My Name is Monster book talk // Cumbria Library Services // Penrith Library, Cumbria, 2pm

25 June: My Name is Monster book talk // Cumbria Library Services // The Old Courthouse, Shap, Cumbria, 7.30pm

27 June: My Name is Monster talk & book signing // Waterstones, Kendal, Cumbria, 6.30pm

28 June: My Name is Monster book talk // Cumbria Library Services // Dalton in Furness Library, Cumbria, 10.30am

28 June: My Name is Monster book talk // Cumbria Library Services // Grange over Sands Library, Cumbria, 2.30pm

27 July: My Name is Monster book event // Port Eliot Festival // Walled Garden, 11am

16 August: Ten at Ten: a 10-minute reading from My Name is Monster // Edinburgh Book Festival // Writers’ Retreat, 10am

17 August: My Name is Monster book event // Tidelines Fesitval // Thornleigh Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, 6pm

18 August: After the Apocalypse // Edinburgh Book Festival // Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, 7pm

22 August: Open Book with Mariella Frostrup // Edinburgh Book Festival // The New York Times Main Theatre, 10am

5 October: Northern Powerhouse: poetry event // Borderlines Book Festival // Cakes & Ale, Carlisle, 7.30pm

6 October: Helen Mort & Katie Hale: Where Do We Draw The Line? // Borderlines Book Festival // Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle, 11.30am

 

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2018

27 February: Word Mess wordy open mic night RESCHEDULED FROM 13 FEB // Anti-Valentine’s Day Party // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

7 March: StAnza International Poetry Festival Launch Extravaganza // The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, 6:30pm-8:45pm

10 March: StAnza: Border Crossings // The Undercroft, St John’s House, South Street, St Andrews, 11:30am-12:30pm

11 March: StAnza: Poetry Cafe Festival Plenary // The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, 8pm-9:30pm

22 May: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

1 – 9 September: Kendal Poetry Festival: River of Poems installation // Waterside Cafe, Kent View, LA9 4DZ, Kendal

25 September: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

7 October: Borderlines Festival Poetry Workshop: ‘Provoking the Creative Brain’ // Crown and Mitre Hotel, Carlisle, 10:30am-12:30pm

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2017

24 January: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

28 February: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

16 March: The Robert Tannahill Poetry Competition awards reading // Lochwinnoch Arts Festival, Lochwinnoch, 7:30pm

21 March: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

25 April: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

27 April: Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize award ceremony // Poetry Ireland, Dublin

4 May: Jane Martin Poetry Prize award ceremony // Girton College, Cambridge

23 May: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

31 May: Guerrilla Poems: Poetry Postcards // distributing Poetry Postcards with Dove Cottage Young Poets for Kendal Poetry Festival // Kendal town centre, 11am-12:30pm

2 June: Breaking the Surface Pamphlet Launch // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm

27 June: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

7 July: Breaking the Surface Joint Pamphlet Launch with Pualine Yarwood’s ‘Image Junkie’ (Wayleave Press, 2017) // Crosthwaite Memorial Hall, 7:30pm

14 July: Reading at Derby Poetry Group // Friends Meeting House, Derby, 7:30pm

20 July: Special guest at Cakes & Ale Open Mic Night // Cakes & Ale, Bookends, Carlisle, 7:30pm

25 July: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

2 – 28 August: The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash // musical by Katie Hale & Stephen Hyde, playing at Edinburgh Fringe Festival // C Royale, George St, Edinburgh, 6pm nightly // TICKETS

6 August: Guest at GenreFluid open mic night // Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh, 5:30pm

9 September: Lakes Alive Festival // Wild Words in the Word Yurt // Abbot Hall Park, Kendal, 11am-4:30pm

16-17 September: C-Art Adult Youth Club // Rheged, Penrith, 3pm-5pm

23 September: Speaking at WriteNow Live event (Penguin Random House) // Newcastle

26 September: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

7 October: Cumbrian Poetry & ProseCumbrian Poetry & Prose // reading as part of Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival // Carlisle Cathedral (The Fratry), 7:30pm

12 October: Poetry Evening at the Old Courthouse // The Old Courthouse, Shap, 7pm

24 October: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)

3 November: Brewery Poets // reading alongside Harriet Fraser & Caroline Gilfillan // Warehouse Cafe, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, 7:3opm

28 November: Word Mess wordy open mic night // Old Fire Station, Penrith, 7:30pm (NB: unfortunately this event does not have wheelchair access)