News and Events

Here you will find information about all that is new and upcoming

The Errant Hours - New Literary Historical NovelKate Innes Flocks of Words cover
At last, the sequel to The Errant Hours is published! All the Winding World officially went forth on the 22 June 2018 and is now widely available as a paperback and ebook.

“Rich, intricate, and full of ordinary women finding power in a society that seeks to rob them of autonomy. Second novels rarely live up to the promise of the first, but this delivers wholeheartedly. A fantastic testament to the power of love.” Best-selling author Manda Scott

New maps have been painstakingly drawn by the artist James Wade showing the journeys of Illesa and Sir Richard in this new adventure, set during the Anglo-French war of 1294-6. 

Author Events:

Talks about the historical background to The Errant Hours and the sequel, All the Winding World, poetry readings and book signings are available for public or private venues.  Book Clubs, Women’s Institutes, Bookshops, Libraries, Church Societies and many other groups have enjoyed these presentations. Talks range from 30 min to 1 hour in length.

22nd September – ‘All the Winding World’ talk – Harley Village Hall 

7th May 2019 – Wem U3A

Poetry News and Events: 

My first poetry collection – Flocks of Words – was recently shortlisted for the International Rubery Award. This is what the judges said about it:  
“An impressive collection of poems that often exhibit a powerful engagement with the natural world and brim with the joy of it. Many of the other poems are subtle in their execution, with inventive language. These are the kind of poems that you read and agree with, while thinking you wish you’d thought of the sentiment first. Many of the poems work through the accumulation of detail, which is often very effective, and she is an excellent landscape poet, with a wide range of settings: England, France, Canada, Zimbabwe. The title poem is delightful.”

The collection is now available from Amazon, and also from Shropshire bookshops.

A special collaboration with the award-winning acoustic group, Whalebone, also called Flocks of Words is a melding of mesmeric music and poetry, exploring the mythic and natural landscape around us. 

Performances:

Wednesday 22 August, 1pm at Bridgnorth Library. Taster performance as part of the Bridgnorth Music & Arts Festival.

Thursday 6 December, 7:30pm Shrewsbury Poetry at St Nicholas

Flocks of Words can be booked for venues around the West Midlands, both taster performances and ticketed full performances. Contact us through the ‘Get in Touch’ page or by calling 01746 765268.

Performances of Flocks of Words have taken place at  Wenlock Books, The Greenwood Centre, Severn Valley Country Park, Ludlow Assembly Rooms and several public libraries.

Hear the music of Whalebone
The launch of 'The Errant Hours' at Shrewsbury Museum & Art GalleryThe launch of 'The Errant Hours' at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The Errant Hours – the book that travels the world! It has galloped through Morocco, Japan, Portugal, Cuba, Belize and Florida.  Last seen being read by the Grad Students in the Celtic Studies Department at Harvard University.

Where will you read your copy?