Events & courses

Writing Crime Fiction

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 September 2017. Booking is now open via the university's website. The course is running again in January 2018, and if you're super keen then you can book for that now too.

Open Space at Cardiff Central Library

Get into the Halloween groove early with Katherine and Kate Hamer who will be discussing their new gothic, ghostly books.

Central Library, The Hayes, Cardiff
19th October, 5.45pm
Free event but booking is advisable via the library

Writing Workshop in west Wales

Fancy trying your hand at creative writing? Writing already but in need of some inspiration and time to explore? Come along to this workshop - for anyone at any level. All welcome.

28th October, 10.30 - 2.30pm
Penparcau Community Centre, Ceredigion

LIMITED PLACES - book early
For further information contact: Sioned or Debra (01970) 621 890


Generations: a Words& literary festival

Katherine will be back in her spiritual home of Aberystwyth at the end of October, taking part in a mini festival that celebrates the literary family tree, linking emerging and established poets and authors with multilingual readings, films, workshops, discussions and music. She'll be reading from Falling Creatures (newly out in paperback) with novelists David Towsey and Tyler Keevil, both of whom, like Katherine, studied in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
28th October, 5pm
Tickets available here, and check out the full programme here - loads of good stuff going on

And there's more...

Katherine will be in Penarth in November, at a special event with Griffin Books - more info to follow

Photo credit: Brian Carroll