Books at Lunchtime with Kett’s Books
25th November 2021
Podcast From the Past
This was such a pleasure to do. I loved talking to Tom, was very moved by Toby’s postcards, and was chuffed to be able to discuss one of my favourite subjects, my friend Jo and the precise whereabouts of Carshalton Beeches. Listen here.
19th November 2021
Waterstones Truro event with Patrick Gale chatting about my novel
Thursday 11th November
Recording the audiobook for Write it All Down
Arvon Lumb Bank
Wonderful time teaching at Lumb Bank with Raynor Winn
The Garsdale Retreat
Wonderfully inspiring week teaching at Garsdale.
18th-22nd October 2021
Falmouth Book Festival
Joyous times at the Falmouth Book Festival.
17 October 2021
How To Own The Room Podcast
I really love Viv Groskop and it was such a pleasure to talk to her for the podcast. You can listen to the episode here.
8 October 2021
Cheltenham Lit Fest
Fantastic time at Cheltenham chairing lots of brilliant events
Hosting the Canongate x Serpent’s Tail Spring showcase
I had the time of my life (and nearly fell off my stool when Ruth Ozeki told me she was reading my book)
Henley Literary Festival
Very much enjoyed chatting with Isy Suttie, Sara Jafari and Sophie Van Brugen at Henley
Marlborough Lit Fest
Interviewing Jon McGregor for Marlborough Lit Fest
North Cornwall Book Festival
I loved doing this festival. Beautiful church, interesting authors, delightful audience.
Sunday 26th September
The Tidal Year Podcast
I loved talking to Freya Bromley on her podcast The Tidal Year about swimming and writing. Click here to listen.
22 September 2021
Budleigh Salterton Festival
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
Book signing at Shrew Books in Fowey
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
My digital launch for Everyone Is Still Alive. Interviewed by the clever and funny Nina Stibbe. You can watch it on demand until 13th July
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
Dr Samantha Rayner talks with Cathy Rentzenbrink about her book Dear Reader, and the therapeutic effects of reading on mental health and wellbeing
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
James joined Cathy Rentzenbrink to discuss his own experience of homelessness and addiction, his bestselling memoirs, and the organisations he now supports
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
Helen Russell talks to Cathy Rentzenbrink about growing up with grief, keeping going and practical advice for sad times
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
Bestselling author, Raynor Winn, held an exclusive Q&A session and online book reading of her second memoir, in aid of Emmaus Cornwall
January 25th 2021