Events

Events 2022:


North Cornwall Book Festival Author Tours

Thursday 19th May, 7.30pm – St Endellion Hall

Friday 20th May, 7:30pm – The Eagle House Hotel, Launceston

I will be in conversation with Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Rachel has promised to give us a sneak preview of the third instalment of her Harold novels, in which she finally gives the side of his misunderstood wife, Maureen. Join us.


Charleston Festival – A Room of Their Own: Women, Work and Writing with Cathy Rentzenbrink, Nina Stibbe and Kit de Waal.

25th May 2022, 5:30pm

When Virginia Woolf wrote ‘A Room of One’s Own’ in 1929, it was lauded as a feminist argument that changed society’s attitudes to the idea of women’s independence and intellectual freedom. But 100 years later, what is its legacy? Join three acclaimed contemporary writers as they discuss the concerns of women writers today.


Wimbledon Book Festival – Creative Writing Workshop with Cathy Rentzenbrink and Nikesh Shukla

Saturday 11th June 11am-1pm

A writing masterclass led by two acclaimed writers.

Learn how to set goals for your writing, to balance storytelling with structure and to build your characters. Whether you are dreaming of or writing a novel, personal essay, non- fiction work or short story – this workshop will hone your skills and help you along the way.


The Belfast Book Festival

Writing Memoir: How to start your journey with Cathy Rentzenbrink

Wednesday 15th June 2022

Writing a memoir helps you find your voice, tell your story, and reach out to others. Come along and join me as we bring your real life stories to the page. 


Good Housekeeping Festival

How to get published – Industry insiders share their tips

Thursday 23rd June

If you’re dreaming about writing your own novel or, perhaps, you already have a manuscript ready but you’re not sure about how to get it in front of the right person’s eyes, we might be able to help.

Join Good Housekeeping’s Commissioning Editor Ella Dove, author of Five Steps To Happy as she speaks to author Cathy Rentzenbrink, literary agent Nelle Andrew and publishing director Suzie Doore from The Borough Press about the process of writing and publishing a novel.


Guernsey Literary Festival

Sunday 26th June 12:30-1:30pm

Why do we want to write and what stops us? How does the urge to express ourselves fight with the worry that no one will care or that we will get in trouble? How do we identify and overcome everything that gets in our way so we can start work? Sunday Times bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink shows you how to tackle all this and more, helping you to discover the pleasure and solace to be found in writing and the profound satisfaction of wrestling a story onto the page.


Bradford Lit Fest

Memoir Masterclass

Saturday 2nd July

Have you ever felt the urge to put your life story down on paper? Whether you had a fantastical childhood, survived a life-changing event or want to share an incredible friendship, even lives that seem ordinary are full of colour when held up to the light. 


Events Scrapbook 2021/22


Bath Festival

Did some brilliant events with Nikesh Shukla, Clover Stroud, Julia Samuel and Stacey Halls

May 2022


Fowey Festival

11th May 2022


At Nina Stibbe’s launch party for One Day I Shall Astonish The World

5th May 2022


Teaching a workshop at Stratford Literary Festival

4th May 2022


At the Bloggers Prize Winner’s Ceremony with my lovely champion book blogger, Jenna and my fellow shortlisted authors A.k. Blakemore and Jennifer Saint

April 26th 2022


Interviewing Hanna Bervoets and Simone Atangana Bekono for New Dutch Writing at The London Book Fair.

March 2022


Bloggers Prize 2022

March 2022

Very excited and honoured that Everyone Is Still Alive has been shortlisted for the Bloggers Book Prize 2022. I have been so enormously grateful to all of the wonderful bloggers who have championed my novel and all of my books. And especially to @book_club_mumma


Book Off Podcast

23rd March 2022

Joyous times with Ruth Ozeki and Joe Haddow on Book Off. I felt comfortable and safe in the conversation. Is there anything better than talking honestly and openly about books and what they mean to us?


Bridport Prize Q&A


Chuffed that my novel, Everyone Is Still Alive is book of the month in The Bookseller

March 2022


Interviewing Charlie Carroll at The Falmouth Bookseller about his novel The Lip.

February 28th 2022


Logroll: The Non Fiction Podcast

Loved chatting to Andrew about The Last Act of Love.


Motherkind Podcast

This episode is about writing and journaling and its profound power to support us as we wind through this path of motherhood, but it is mostly about self compassion.

February 24th 2022


Dr Rangan Chatterjee: Out of Hours

I love Dr Rangan Chatterjee and it was a great pleasure to talk to him about writing and life. You can listen to our conversation here

January 30th 2022


The Extraordinary Business Book Club

Writing isn’t just a tool for communication, and your book isn’t just a product. In this thoughtful and practical conversation, best-selling author Cathy Rentzenbrink reveals how she approaches both life writing and how-to writing, and charts the looping, iterative progress that allows you to develop your ideas from exploration to exposition. Listen here.

January 17th 2022


Chiltern Voice Podcast

Cathy joins Antonia to talk about Write It All Down, her generous, tender and constructive guide for anyone wishing to turn their own experiences into words on the page. Listen here.

16th January 2022


Death of 1000 Cuts Podcast

Loved doing this. Chatting with Tim Clare. Listen here.

10th January 2022


Write It All Down in The Falmouth Bookseller

Write It All Down is out in the world.

5th January


Not Too Busy to Write. Podcast with Penny Wincer.

Such a pleasure to talk to Penny Wincer about all things writing. Listen here.

5th January 2022


Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

Amazing time on Woman’s Hour with brilliant writers Arifa Akbar, Ann Patchett and Julia Samuel and all brilliantly chaired by Emma Barnett. Listen here.

3rd January 2022