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Here you will find news about my various publications and activities – and examples of my writing.

My work rises out of my intense interest in the natural world, art, mythology and history.

As an experienced teacher and workshop leader, I am able to deliver creative activities to all ages, and help everyone to feel that they have tapped into their potential as a writer.

Past courses have taken place at Ludlow Resource Centre and Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, focussing on using historic collections to inspire powerful work.

My writing is particularly suited to residencies, as I enjoy working collaboratively and in response to particular objects or buildings.

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Errant Hours by Kate Innes

The Errant Hours. My first novel, The Errant Hours, was published in 2015, and has been named one of the 100 Must-Read Medieval Novels by Book Riot.

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Flocks of Words by Kate Innes

Flocks of Words. Including poems from over twenty five years of writing, ‘Flocks of Words’ , published in March 2017, is my first collection.

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All The Winding World by Kate Innes

All the Winding World continues the story begun in The Errant Hours. It is set ten years later, during the disastrous Anglo-French War of 1294-6, one of Edward I’s rare military defeats.

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soft folds of spawning streams
wisps of bees
the hollows made by muscular hills
and the downy skin of mown grass

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All the Winding World by Kate Innes  –  the much anticipated sequel to The Errant Hours is now published!

“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

“This is such a gripping tale that I read it almost in one sitting, and yet the story is well grounded in the realities of medieval life. All the Winding World is a great achievement, and I am already looking forward to the third in the series.” Dr Henrietta Leyser – Oxford University Medievalist

Reading Group visits and illustrated talks about the background to The Errant Hours and All the Winding World can be booked through the ‘Get in Touch‘ page. 

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The poetry collection Flocks of Words was recently shortlisted for the International Rubery Award . It is available from Amazon and the Get in Touch page

Flocks of Words – the performance –  is an exciting collaboration with the talented acoustic group Whalebone. An immersive, hypnotic blend of music and poetry, exploring landscape and the human soul.

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Flocks of Words Performances:

Friday 5th April 7:30pm – Quatt Village Hall near Bridgnorth – tickets £10

Saturday 4th May, 7:30pm -Culmington Church 

Thursday 9th May, 7:30pm – Nuneaton Library

Friday 7th June, 7:30pm – Knowbury Church near Ludlow 

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The Errant Hours a medieval literary adventure

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