Stevie Ronnie



Newcastle is Kathleen Kenny's home, and the place where Irish and Geordie cultures merge in poetry collections such as Sex & Death (Diamond Twig), Hole (Smokestack Books), Firesprung, Keening with Spittal Tongues and Travelling Like Eggs (all Red Squirrel Press).

She is currently working on a trilogy of autobiographical novels which begin in London in 1940 with the meeting of her Irish mother and her Irish/Geordie father, and end on Tyneside in 1971.

Apart from her own writing, Kathleen Kenny also works as a free lance creative writing tutor based in the North East. Among other funding bodies, Kathleen has received recognition from the Sammy Johnson Memorial Fund, and The Royal Literary Fund.

She regularly gives readings of her work in a variety of locations, including a recent outing to Cork, where she read with Eavan Boland and Margaret Drabble at the West Cork Literary Festival.

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Travelling Like Eggs

Keening with Spital Tongues