Events & courses








Esedhvos Festival of Culture, Lit Fest, St Just

Katherine will be in conversation with Pat Parry at this literary festival taking place at the annual Cornish Gorsedh. The event is part of a series of interviews with Holyer an Gof Publishers' Awards authors, and also features Sue Ellery-Hill, Lesley Trotter, and Dick Cole. You can read more about the awards here. Katherine's novel The Magpie Tree won the Holyer an Gof cup in this year's prize.


5th September 2019, 12.30pm

Old Town Hall, St Just-in-Penwith
Free entry


Go Gothic Festival, Tavistock

2019 sees the inaugural Go Gothic Festival in Tavistock, celebrating the unsung Gothic heritage of this Cornish town. The festival runs from 12th to 19th October and the full programme is availabl
here. On her website, festival organiser Myfanwy Cook gives a great insight into the Gothic goings-on in Tavistock and what to expect from this exciting new festival, plus some linked writing competitions.

Katherine will be giving a talk on folklore, history and the gothic in her Cornish Mysteries series.

Friday 18th October, 7pm
Tickets £3.50 to include a glass of wine or juice, available from Tavistock Library

Tavistock Library, The Quay, Plymouth Road, Tavistock PL19 8AB


Poetry upstairs at the Hen & Chicks, Abergavenny

Katherine will be reading alongside Frank Olding and John Jones at this monthly poetry happening organised by Ric Hool.

Tuesday 22nd October, 8pm
Entry: £5 on the door

Flannel Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EG


Writing Crime Fiction, 10 week course

Katherine teaches this popular ten week course for the Department of Continuing and Professional Education at Cardiff University. Students are introduced to the building blocks of crime fiction, including plotting, character construction, writing dialogue and strategies for building tension and suspense. 


The course is running again in January 2020 and booking is now open via the university's website



Want to book Katherine for an author talk or workshop?

Just get in touch via the Contact page



Photo credit: Brian Carroll