News & Events


  • 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.
  • Issues highlighted in ‘People Made Glasgow’ are covered by the Herald.
  • 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.


  • Autumn 2017: reading and poetry workshop in Aboyne, TBC.
  • August 22nd: 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 21st: 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 often reach well beyond mine.
  • Summer 2017: co-launch for tilt-shift (Tapsalteerie three-pamphlet event), Glasgow, TBC.
  • 27 June 2017: co-launch for tilt-shift (Tapsalteerie three-pamphlet event), The Outhouse, Edinburgh, 7pm.
  • 23-25 June, 2017: Solas Festival, Perth, chairing Helen Sedgwick’s event for her latest novel The Growing Season, and delivering a workshop on poetry techniques. Times TBC.
  • 11 May 2017: tilt-shift in the shortlist for the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 6pm.