Friday 24th September to Sunday 26th September 2021.
I will be interviewing Edward Parnell, author of Ghostland and Rachel Joyce, author of Miss Benson’s Beetle and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry on Sunday.
Saturday 2nd October – Sunday 10th October 2021
Book Club Sunday: Sara Jafari, Isy Suttie & Cathy Rentzenbrink.
BBC journalist Sophie Van Brugen is joined by three much-loved writers and broadcasters to discuss their acclaimed debut novels and careers to date.
Radio 4 comedian and Peep Show star Isy Suttie’s hilarious Jane is Trying sees her heroine move back to her hometown, host book events and start therapy.
The Last Act of Love author Cathy Rentzenbrink looks at the marriage of Juliet and Liam in Everyone Is Still Alive.
TOKEN Magazine editor Sara Jafari tells the coming- of-age stories of a London graduate and her mother decades before in Iran in The Mismatch.
Cheltenham Literature Fest
Sharing their touching, personal stories of caring and being cared for, bestselling author Kate Mosse (An Extra Pair of Hands) and national treasure Michael Rosen (Many Different Kinds of Love) who details his recent battle with Covid, join Cathy Rentzenbrink to discuss finding joy in the complexity of caring.
Jaap Robben and Jodie Chapman talk to Cathy Rentzenbrink about the powerful brotherly bonds at the heart of their books.
Margaret Reynolds (The Wild Track), Sophie Beresiner (The Mother Project) and Pragya Agarwal ((M)otherhood) join chair Cathy Rentzenbrink to re-evaluate the traditional notion of what it means to be a family, reflect on their own paths to parenthood and explore the complexities, expectations and unexpected joys of building a family in a non-traditional way.
Cathy Rentzenbrink talks to the writers of two novels that tackle the contradictions of contemporary motherhood with scalpel-sharp precision and dark humour.
Gavanndra Hodge and Sarah Aspinall tell Cathy Rentzenbrink about navigating the instability of their early lives and their complex feelings towards their parents.
Events Scrapbook 2021
At the beautiful Budleigh Salterton festival chatting about my novel.
15 September 2021
BA Conference – Enjoying being a very tiny blob in the corner of Richard Osman’s keynote speech.
12 September 2021
Chiswick Book Festival
11 September 2021
Interviewing Patrick Gale for Emmaus Cornwall about his beautiful new book Mother’s Boy.
9 September 2021
Complete joy celebrating The Women’s Prize. I felt so happy standing in the crowd and applauding all these wonderful women.
8 September 2021
It was such a pleasure to interview Sebastian Faulks at glorious Chiddingstone Castle with a delightful audience. How I have missed live events!
2 September 2021
Waterstones Online Event with Philippa Perry
11th August 2021
Casually hanging out next to my book in the Waterstones Truro window. Loving the magnolia petals
Falmouth Bookseller event being interviewed by Wyl Menmuir at Dolly’s Tearoom & Wine Bar
12th July 2021
Everyone Is Still Alive publication day. Book signings at BookBar, Queen’s Park Books, Goldsboro Books, Village Books and West End Lane Books
FANE: A Night in With Cathy Rentzenbrink
6th July 2021
Delivering trade copies of Everyone Is Still Alive to Waterstones Truro
Had a joyous time out and about dropping off reading copies and a few treats to Waterstones Truro.
Damian Barr’s Guide Books for Radio 4
In this episode, Damian is joined by Stella Duffy and Cathy Rentzenbrink to talk about the poetry, fiction and non-fiction books that have helped them navigate loss in their own lives, and support others in their grief.
22nd June 2021
Shelf Healing Podcast
June 10th 2021
A collage of virtual zoom events during lockdown
From left to right: Interviewing Terry Waite for Emmaus Cornwall; Phoenix launch event; Interviewing Raynor Winn for Emmaus Cornwall; Interviewing James Bowen for Emmaus Cornwall; Confer Webinar; Interviewing Bernardine Evaristo; Cambridge Lit Fest with Nina Stibbe; Good Grief Fes; Mountains to Sea festival with Kit de Waal.
James Bowen In Conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink for Emmaus Cornwall
May 13th 2021
Let’s Talk About Death, Baby, for Stay At Home! Festival
This panel explores writing about the intimacy of dying and grief, from the ethics of sharing the stories of the dead, to the decision to write about loss; asking why is it important to write up close to these things, especially in these times?
May 9th 2021
Live From My Woodshed
This is the art of improvising in action – Cathy’s authenticity – communicating, leaving space for silence and letting herself reflect in real time. As well as a poignant observation of the loneliness of the pandemic.
March 20th 2021
Terry Waite In Conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink for Emmaus Cornwall
Together with Cathy, Terry discusses his own experiences of captivity in the context of recent national and global lockdowns, as well as his versatility as an author, and the organisations he supports.
March 18th 2021
How To Be Sad Podcast
March 17th 2021
What Harry Potter Teaches Us About Grief for The Grief Channel
From Dementors to the Patronus Charm, this panel will delve into the magical world of Hogwarts, exploring what Harry Potter has to teach us about bereavement and depression and how we can use these stories to talk to children about grief and other mental health issues.
Raynor Winn In Conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink for Emmaus Cornwall
January 25th 2021