We are delighted to present a very special poetry reading from Katie Hale, our February 2019 Poet in Residence. Throughout February Katie has been drawing inspiration from Wordsworth, Dove Cottage, the collection and the landscape of the Lake District – and now, coming towards the end of her residency with us, you will have the chance to hear her read from a selection of her work while surrounded by beautiful early editions of all the Romantic authors in our book-lined reading room.
Born in Cumbria, Katie’s debut pamphlet, Breaking the Surface, was published by Flipped Eye in 2017. She recently won the Jane Martin Poetry Prize, the Munster Fool For Poetry Chapbook Competition and the Buzzwords Poetry Competition, and came second in the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Prize. Her poetry has been published in Poetry Review, The North and Interpreter’s House, among others. Following a year’s mentoring from Penguin Random House UK through their inaugural WriteNow scheme, Katie’s debut novel, My Name is Monster, will be published by Canongate in 2019. She runs creative writing workshops in schools, and is currently working on a first full collection of poetry.
You can find out more about Katie and her work on her website: https://halekatie.com/
Cost: Free, including wine reception.Contact us to book