Events

Forthcoming events:

Coming soon, details tbc –

Cheltenham

I am at Cheltenham for five days interviewing lots of people including Nathalie Haynes, Shamila Kamsie, Maggie O’Farrell, Viv Groksop and Vince Cable.

On Wednesday 11th Oct I’m doing my own event called Death: A Dialogue with the wonderful Julia Samuel

Belfast

I’m delighted to be making my first ever visit to Belfast. I’ll be at Mount Stewart Gardens at 4pm

Beverley

—A Manual for Heartache

BEVERLEY LIBRARY 1PM £7.50 / £6.50

Cathy Rentzenbrink grew up in Yorkshire. She is a writer and journalist, and author of the bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love.

Here she joins us to talk about her new book; A Manual for Heartache.

Heartache is human: over the course of our lives, we all encounter sadness and loss. But how do we cope when it happens to us? With boundless warmth and compassion, Cathy shares her experiences of living with heartache and looking for hope and joy in a cruel world.

The result is a survival guide for hard times; a book that will shine a chink of light into a dark day and remind you that you are not alone.

 

Harrogate

19th October at 6.30pm with Gail Honeyman and interviewed by Mark Lawson

Harrogate

Dundee

Sat 21st October at 7pm on the role of literature in dark times

Sunday 22nd at 11am with The Bookshop Band

Sheffield

Monday 23rd October at 7pm 

Leicester

I am doing prison events in Leicester

Brasserie Zedel – Thursday 30th November

Is That All There Is?

I’m so pleased to be doing this show with Kate Dimbleby and Rebecca Peyton

Stroud

Saturday 4th Nov at 4pm with Rachel Joyce and chaired by Caroline Sanderson

 

Events Scrapbook for A Manual for Heartache

Jersey

I was interviewed by Naomi Frisbee at the beautiful hospice

 

 

Wigtown

I was expertly interviewed by Lee Randall and then chaired Megan Hunter and Phil Miller where we talked apocalypse.

Wigtown

I loved interviewing Sarah Winman at Waterstones Truro. Could have listened to her read for hours.

Chiswick with Julia Samuel, Adam Kay and Maggie O’Farrell

Always a pleasure to chair the Booksellers Association Conference

 

I went to Stockholm for the publication of The Last Act of Love in Swedish.

Stockholm

Ways with Words festival in Dartington with Bella Pollen on 16th July at 12.45pm

With Bella

Blackwell’s Oxford on 18th July

B Ox

 

Blackwell’s Edinburgh on 19th July at 6.30pm with Peggy Hughes

BE 2

Various lovely shops and people in Edinburgh

Waterstones, Doncaster from 12 – 1pm on 4th July

Drake the Bookshop in Stockton on Tees on 5th July at 7pm

Drake 1

Forum Books at Corbridge on 6th July at 7pm

 

Launch party at Waterstones Piccadilly on 28th June 2017

Dulwich with Suzanne O’Sullivan

Borders book festival

Hay festival with Julia Samuel

cathyandjuliasamuel

Charleston Festival with Bella Pollen and Julia Samuel – here we are in the kitchen

With Bella and Julia

First time reading from A Manual for Heartache at the Picador Showcase

Showcase

Interviewing Michel Faber at Foyles

With Michel


EVENTS SCRAPBOOK – Below are the events I did for The Last of Love, though I stopped collecting the pictures at some point which is a shame because I would now like to look back on them.

Greenwich Book Fest 22 May 2015
My first event – Arifa Akbar chairs me and Marion Coutts at Greenwich Lit Fest.
With Damian Barr lit salon 8 June 2015
With Damian Barr at his Literary Salon
dulwichbooks
At Dulwich Books with Max Porter
With Francesca at launch
My editor Francesca at my launch party
Bouncy Cathy at launch
Making a speech at my launch party
Urmston
Interviewed by Naomi Frisbee at Urmston Books
Booka Bookshop
At Booka with Tim and Carrie
Wstones Doncaster 3
Leilah’s beautiful window at Waterstones in Doncaster
Chorleywood
At Chorleywood library with Sheryl and Alison Barrow
Foyles
With Matt Haig at Foyles
Port Eliot
Beautiful Port Elliot with Nina Stibbe
Edge of the world Penzance
In Penzance with Rachael from Edgy Books
Matt in the Falmouth Bookseller
Matt admiring the display in The Falmouth Bookseller
Falmouth Bookshop at Dollys Tea Room and Wine Bar, THurs 6th Aug 2015
The Falmouth Bookseller event at Dollys Tea Room and Wine Bar, Thurs 6th Aug 2015
Literary Death Match at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sun 30th Aug 2015
Literary Death Match at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sun 30th Aug 2015
Edinburgh Book Festival, Mon 31st Aug 2015, on the science of reading, with Charles Ferneyhough and Nicola Morgan
Edinburgh Book Festival, Mon 31st Aug 2015, on the science of reading, with Sam Ruddock, Charles Ferneyhough and Nicola Morgan
Chiswick Book Festival, Sat 12th Sept 2015, with Father Kevin Morris
Chiswick Book Festival, Sat 12th Sept 2015, with Father Kevin Morris
Stories Aloud, Tues 22nd Sept 2-15, with Julie Mayhew and Jason Hewitt
Stories Aloud, Tues 22nd Sept 2015, with Julie Mayhew and Jason Hewitt
Wigtown Book Festival, Sat 26th Sept 2015
Wigtown Book Festival, Sat 26th Sept 2015
Chelt 2015 w Max Porter
With Rosie Goldsmith and Max Porter at Cheltenham
Crickhowell Literary Festival, Fri 9th Oct 2015
Crickhowell Literary Festival, Fri 9th Oct 2015
Cathy-Rentzenbrink-with-JK
With Jenny Kitzinger in Bristol October 2015
IOLWF w Matt Haig
Isle of Wight Literary Festival, Fri 16th Oct 2015, with Matt Haig
Signing books at Yeovil Literary Festival 30th Oct 2015
Signing books at Yeovil Literary Festival Fri 30th Oct 2015
You magazine Christmas book reader event, Sat 14th Nov 2015
You magazine Christmas book reader event, Sat 14th Nov 2015
In conversation with Max Porter, Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival, Sun 15th Nov 2015
In conversation with Max Porter, Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival, Sun 15th Nov 2015
5 x 15 Stories, Wed 18th Nov 2015
5 x 15 Stories, Wed 18th Nov 2015
Glasgow with AMJ and Peggy
Aye Write! in Glasgow with Adam Mars-Jones and Peggy Hughes
Orkney Library
At Orkney Library – probably my favourite place in the world
WOW
At the WOW festival on the South Bank
Os with J and F
At Oswestry Lit Fest with my agent Jo Unwin and editor Francesca Main
Oswestry memoir 2
Memoir panel at Oswestry with Nina Stibbe, Damian Barr and Sathnam Sanghera
Wellcome brunch
At the Wellcome Shortlist Bloggers’ Brunch

Wellcome 5 x 15

Shotlist
With my fellow Wellcome Trust Prize shortlistees just before Suzanne was announced the winner
Dublin with Decca
Dublin with Decca Aitkenhead

Waterstones Glasgow, interviewed by Kirsty Logan

Pages of Hackney with Max Porter, chaired by Francesca Main

Hay, interviewed by Sarfraz Manzoor

Latitude with Suzanne O’Sullivan and Alex Pheby, chaired by Sathnam Sanghera

Chiswick with Sali Hughes and Nina Stibbe, chaired by Francesca Main. I’m also chairing a panel on publishing that includes my agent Jo Unwin and chairing an author panel with Jo Cannon, Janet Ellis and Barney Norris.

Jersey with Paul Bisson

jersey

Durham with Decca Aitkenhead

And talking about reading with Any Miller, Kit de Waal and Prof Simon

And chairing Megan Bradbury, Garth Greenwell and Hannah Kohler.

with-pic-authors

durham-with-picador

Ilkley with James Nash

Cheltenham chairing Tracy Chevalier, Kit de Waal, Jo Cannon, and panels on publishing and Elena Ferrante.

 

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