Posted: March 22, 2018

Stratford Literary Festival 2018

I’ll be talking about With the End in Mind, and matters of living and dying, at The Stratford Literary Festival on Friday 27th April at 6pm.

Sadly, Greg won’t be able to make it.

I know – I’m gutted, too.


Update: we had a Skype link to LA, so no hearts were broken and Greg was his usual, magnificent self. Do read his thought-provoking book, ‘Not That Kind of Love.’

Posted: February 11, 2018

Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival, Gateshead, 2018

It was such a pleasure to meet and join a panel alongside Richard Holloway (Waiting for the Last Bus) and Kevin Toolis (My Father’s Wake) at The Sage, Gateshead. Our cheerful chairman, Phillip Dodd, kept us all in line as we discussed matters of living and dying. Great questions from the audience of our sell-out session, too – hear the broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 5th April 2018, then on the i-player.

Free Thinking Festival: Death Comes to Us All, 10th February 2018

Posted: February 11, 2018

Aye Write – Glasgow’s Book Festival

I had the pleasure of speaking to an attentive and responsive audience at Glasgow’s book festival, Aye Write, in March. Sara Davies, our Chairperson, had read the book closely and asked really great questions, as well as involving the audience.

Amongst the audience was Barbara Chalmers, founder of Final Fling UK, a woman on a mission to help us all to prepare in very practical ways for the inconvenient interruption of death.


Here’s Barbara’s blog post about the session: do follow the links to explore the rest of Final Fling’s useful resources.


Posted: February 7, 2018

A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer

As part of ‘A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer’  tour, Kathryn is joining a post-performance live Q&A at Northern Stage on Wednesday 7th February at Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne (tbc).