News & Events

News

  • Head for the Edge, Keep Walking was published by Cargo, which was bought by Freight, which ‘died’ in Dec 2017. Many Freight books are available direct from authors, until an alternative solution is found. Library borrowing is a winner, too.
  • tilt-shift is mentioned favourably in the Times Literary Supplement‘s list of notable pamphlets, 2017. Thank you Leaf Arbuthnot, for that completely unexpected inclusion. Much appreciated.
  • Outlandia’s blog includes Kate’s account and images of her residency in Sept ’17.
  • Stephen Mullen’s essay in Cable Magazine charts Glasgow’s growing acknowledgement of its colonial past across several sectors, from politics to the arts, with ref to ‘People Made Glasgow’.
  • Tapsalteerie interviewed Kate about how her poetry is made.
  • Sceptical Scot features Fay Young’s great piece about the Slavery Remembrance event at Kinning Park (24th Aug), highlighting the 1791 uprising which inspired UNESCO’s designation of 23rd August for remembering the slave trade.
  • ‘People Made Glasgow’ was the the subject of a Motion at The Scottish Parliament, lodged by John Mason, MSP. Kate had no idea! The support the poem has received continues to motivate her to work with others towards a more honest public acknowledgement of Glasgow’s history with the slave trade.
  • Kate’s been selected for a 2017 residency at Outlandia, an incredible off-grid cabin overhanging Glen Nevis (an unparalleled location… huge thank you to the panel)
  • ‘Escaping the Selvedge’ is Poem of the Day in The Herald, 16 May 2017
  • tilt-shift from Tapsalteerie was named Runner Up pamphlet in the Callum MacDonald Memorial Award 2017! This is great recognition of Tapsalteerie’s work and a nice acknowledgement for experimental poetry.
  • The Herald features Kate’s poem ‘People Made Glasgow’ and discusses related issues.
  • Fay Young posts an excellent piece about ‘People Made Glasgow’ on Sceptical Scot.
  • The Scottish Poetry Library includes ‘People Made Glasgow’ in its ‘Best Scottish Poems’, 2016.
  • The Bottle Imp includes tilt-shift in its ‘Best Scottish Books’, 2016.
  • The Scotsman selects ‘After Emmett’ as Poem of the Week, 1st Oct. 2016.
  • ‘After Emmett’ is selected for Glasgow Women Poets: A Collection (four-em press, 2016).
  • The Found Poetry Review accepts four found poems, Vol.10, Spring 2016.
  • Gutter, Issue 14: includes two poems ‘People Made Glasgow’ and ‘Contributors’ (which was recorded for the ‘online’ issue, item 10 in list).
  • Podcast, Edinburgh International Book Festival: Kate interviews Kirsten Innes about her award winning debut, Fishnet, August 2015.
  • Book Talk’ podcast: the Scottish Book Trust interviews Kate alongside Val McDermid & Arne Dahl. March, 2015.
  • Love Letter: In August, Kate penned a ‘love letter’ to libraries for the Scottish Book Trust, which was picked up by the Scotland on Sunday, 23 Nov, 2015.
  • Double-page novel extract featured in The Scotsman newspaper, 26th October, 2015
  • New Writing Scotland, 33: accepted Kate’s poem, The Missus. Summer 2015.
  • Glasgow Review of Books publishes Head for the Edge review.
  • Review of Head for the Edge in Gutter Magazine, Issue 11.
  • Scottish editor of the Sunday Times, tweets about the ‘brilliant’ novel extract on The Sunday Times website, 11 May, 2014.

Events

  • Spring 2018: reading and poetry workshop in Aboyne (details to follow).
  • February 28th, 2018: poetry reading, The Outhouse, Edinburgh, 7pm.
  • December 13th, 2017: experimental poetry workshop, Bishopbriggs Library, East Dunbartonshire. Free; register via library.
  • November 28th, 2017: 7.45-10.45pm, sharing poetry (or maybe fiction) at Gutter Magazine’s annual party, Mono, Glasgow.
  • October 16th, 2017: 6-8pm, invited poet at Lord Provost’s reception for Black History Month, Glasgow City Chambers. Free event.
  • August 31st, 2017: Tapsalteerie three-poet event: the inimitable, gallus, poetry-powerhouse Calum Rodger is replacing me, because I can’t make it along to The Project Cafe event. Thank you Calum!
  • August 24th, 2017: 6-9pm, hosting event for UNESCO’s International Slavery Remembrance Day, Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow. Meal, film screening, panel, poetry, vigil and more.
  • August 22nd, 2017: Edinburgh International Book Festival, delighted to be chairing ‘Protest: Stories of Resistance’ (Comma Press) where Laura Hird and Gordon Pentland will discuss their writer/historian collaboration on the march from Glasgow to Falkirk to take the Carron Ironworks.
  • June 27th, 2017: co-launch for tilt-shift (Tapsalteerie three-pamphlet event), The Outhouse, Edinburgh, 7pm.
  • June 23-25th, 2017: Solas Festival, Perth, chairing Helen Sedgwick’s event for The Growing Season.
  • June 21st, 2017: joining the fray at the Glencairn Book Group, Glasgow, to hear what they made of Jill Beech. It’s always a privilege to meet committed, experienced readers whose perspectives and bookshelves reach beyond mine.
  • 11 May, 2017: tilt-shift announced Runner Up in the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 6pm.