Events and workshops

Kate is available for meet-the-author events and bookclubs or reading groups. She also does talks & runs workshops on: history of crime writing; writing a crime novel; writing within the therapeutic space; the art of the book cover. In addition, she offers individualised mentoring services. Contact:

Comments from previous workshop participants:
‘A rich and multi-layered experience, which opened up many possibilities for me,’
Janet, Healing Words workshop, 7th November 2015

‘I recommend highly Kate Evans’s workshops.
She is an engaging and creative tutor, who brings out the best in you.’
Laura, Healing Words workshop, 7th November 2015


Saturday, 18th March, 3pm
Crime panel with Philippa East, Tom Mead & Nell Pattison, organised by the Rabbit Hole Independent Bookshop, Brigg, Lincolnshire. Tickets are free, but need to be reserved:
The Rabbit Hole Brigg


Sunday 11th December, 2pm, Newcastle Noir
The Bloody White Rose: Newcastle Noir 2022 Tickets, Fri, Dec 9, 2022 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

Thursday 20th October, part of the Big Read, York
7pm-9pm, interview & reading at York Explore

Thursday 29th September, Event at Scarborough Library.
6-7pm, I will be interviewed about my books. Tickets £4, includes a glass of wine.

Monday, 26th September 2022, 7pm-8.30pm. Online
The psychological secrets of writing with Bev Thomas, Julia Stone, Kate Evans & Philippa East. It’s free, but please register (and to find out more information about panellists) –

Saturday September 17th, Bloody Scotland
10:30am-11:30am, panel entitled ‘Secrets and Lies’

Nourishing the Creative Self: Sustenance for the Journey
A creative writing for wellbeing workshop
Saturday, 12th February 2022. Arrive from 9.30 for 10am start.  Finish at 3pm Venue: NESTT CIC, Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire.

For those of us who choose to take on a caring role either professionally or within a private capacity, there is often an emotional toll which we are sometimes not fully aware of. To be available for others, we need to develop a certain psychological robustness. We need to take care of ourselves. If we are shredded, then we are no use to our clients or those we support. Exploring and nourishing our creative spirit can be part of our self care and creative writing for wellbeing one route into being more attentive to our needs and providing for them.


October 16th: appearing at the East Riding Festival of Words.


Rotunda Nights, a series of spoken words events held at the iconic Rotunda Museum in Scarborough, curated by Kate Evans & Felix Hodcroft. Call 01723 353665 or see:


Monday, February 12th, Interview on Coast & County Radio, Paul Spencer evening show.

Thursday, March 8th, Driffield U3A: The Poisoned Pen, a history of crime fiction.

Saturday, April 7th, Friends of the Library, Scarborough Library: Book by its cover, a brief history of book cover art.

Tuesday, April 17th, Woodend Lunchtime Talks, Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough ( Book by its cover, a brief history of book cover art.

Monday, April 23rd, Filey Library: Book by its cover, a brief history of book cover art. Part of World Book Night

Tuesday, April 24th, Woodend Lunchtime Talks, Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough ( Step by Step, The human history of walking, from pilgrimage to protest to pleasure.


Monday, January 16, Scalby Wives: The Poisoned Pen, a history of crime fiction.

Tuesday, February 14th, Scarborough Writers’ Circle, 7pm, Scarborough library: workshop on critiquing our own and others’ work.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, Ayton Library: The Poisoned Pen, a history of crime fiction.

Sunday, 23rd April 2017, 2-4pm, Radio Scarborough
In conversation with Paul Spencer about all things writerly.

Saturday, 29th April 2017, 6-7pm The Seastrand Café: In conversation about crime fiction. Part of a great day of writers sharing their work from midday onwards.

Little Yoga Blossom, yoga & writing retreat, 19th-21st May.

The Beverley Literature Festival, Thursday, 19th October 930am-12pm: workshop.

Little Yoga November Nourish, yoga & writing retreat, 24th-26th November.


Beverley Literature Festival, October 17th, 2016: workshop, Creative writing, a way to wellbeing?



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