AS patron of the spoken word South Downs National Park Authority commissioned seven new poems for the 2016 anthology Chalk Poets, edited by Stephanie Norgate. Kate reads from the selection with six other poets on Friday 7 October for the Winchester Poetry Festival. The new book is available from local booksellers, P & G Wells, along with The Observances.
A new series of the music and poetry mix, Talking Rhythm, hosted by Bernadette Reed begins on 28 September 2016 at the Prince of Greenwich, Royal Hill, Greenwich with Kate as guest poet. Open mic too in a whacky meeting room full of jazz memorabilia and rhinos.
On 4 October she adds hers to the 12 voice collage-poem Impossible House to be recreated at Beyond Words, Gipsy Hill Tavern, where there will also be open mic.
Kate is appearing at the Winchester Festival as one of the commissioned Chalk poets on 7 October. She was invited by South Downs based poet Stephanie Norgate because she grew up ‘within striking distance of the chalk’ (as her father in law was heard to say) and is aiming to be buried under it at East Meon Woodland Burial Centre.
Kate was invited to read to an audience from the Seamus Heaney Centre Summer School at No Alibis Bookshop in Belfast on Thursday 30 June alongside the judges of this year’s Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for First Collection, Leontia Flynn, Caitriona O Reilly and Paul Batchelor. She was presented with the generous winning cheque, a fabulous citation and a blackbird lapel badge, which she will treasure. Next stop, in the fall, a reading (Tom Quinlan lecture) at the Irish American studies centre at Glucksman House, New York University.
Kate is in discussion with Adam Newey, Costa Poetry Award judge (and artisan baker at Camberwell’s Hill Bakery) 7pm on 8 June at Camberwell Library. Reserve seats at http://www.southwark.gov.uk/events/event/4223/behind_every_poem_kate_miller_in_conversation_with_adam_newey
Kate will be a guest reader at Topping Bookshop, Bath at 8pm on Tuesday 16 February.
She appears at Calder’s Theatre Bookshop, SE1 on 3 March with the Southwark Stanza in their 12-part Impossible House project (work in progress)
With the Southwark Stanza of the Poetry Society Kate is collaborating on a project adding ‘rooms’ to a ‘building’ of poems. Alongside the Shrewsbury Stanza, her Stanza will be reading some of the Rooms poems at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden on Wednesday 23 Sept at 7pm to 9.30pm, free, http://poetrysociety.org.uk/event/10046/
Jenny Lewis reports in the Poetry Society’s newsletter on The Place for Poetry, a conference held at Goldsmiths in May, and begins her list of “Festival highlights” with “Kate Miller reading from her debut Carcanet collection.”
‘Such People – Poems after The Tempest’Tuesday, 2nd June 2015 at 7:30pmTaking place at: The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BLAround twenty poets read new poems inspired by the famous play. Poets ( Kate was one of them) from Roddy Lumsden’s Poetry School course on the text are joined by others. Held on the faraway island known as The Betsey. £5, starts about 7.30pm.
Invited by Kathryn Maris, guest arranger, Kate reads with Simon Barraclough, Anthony Howell and others at The Shuffle on 30 May 2015. This is held at 7.30pm on the last Saturday of the month at Poetry Cafe , 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX, in the cellar which is small and can get packed and very hot – arrive in good time and have a drink in the cafe above.