Category Archives: Talks, Events & Writing Courses

Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute talk



April 16th, 2019

Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute, London N6 6BS

‘Bad Girls or Freedom Fighters?’ I’ll be … read more

Broadstairs Literary Festival: Daisy Belle

April 14th, 2019

Yarrow Hotel, Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs, 3pm

I’ll be talking about the Thanet landscape and the real life … read more

Housmans Bookshop talk

March 20th, 2019

I’ll be talking about the history of political prisoners at Holloway Prison at Housmans Bookshop, radical booksellers … read more

The Ponds film Q&A

February 10th 2019

I’ll be joining film directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith for a Q&A at the Phoenix Cinemaread more

Vote 100 Women and Prisons panel event

December 12th Vote 100 Women and prisons. Portcullis House, London. 6pm

When I started writing Bad Girls a few … read more

Owl Bookshop Courageous Women

November 14th

I’ll be joining two wonderful Unbound authors to discuss our latest books at the Owl Bookshop, London, … read more

Women and Prison Symposium

November 1st, 2-5pm, Kingston University, Knights Park, Main Lecture Theatre

I took part in a Women and Prison workshop … read more

Courageous Women at Waterstones

October 30th, Waterstones Crouch End, London, 7pm

I joined three wonderful Unbound authors – Stephanie Bretherton, Jessica Hepburn and Miranda … read more

Durham Book Festival

October 7th, Redhills, Durham, 2pm -3.30pm

I talked about the history of Holloway Prison at the Durham Book Festival … read more

Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival

October 6th, Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle, CA3

I gave a writing masterclass, Bringing the Past to Life: Starting to read more

Daisy Belle Launch

Daisy Belle was officially launched at the Mixed Pond on Hampstead Heath on Saturday. The heavens smiled on us and … read more

Happy Birthday Lido


The Parliament Hill Lido held its 80th birthday celebrations on the evening of August 25th, with swimming, music, food, … read more

Lido’s 80th Birthday

The Parliament Hill Lido turns 80 years old on August 20th, and birthday celebrations will be held on the evening … read more

Alice Hawkins at the Edinburgh Fringe

Peter Barratt, great grandson of suffragette Alice Hawkins, presents the story of his fearless forebear at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe … read more

Holloway Exhibition runs until October 6th

July 13th

Last night Islington Museum launched its exhibition on Holloway Prison, with a focus on ‘the voices which remain … read more

Finsbury Library talk

August 7th Finsbury Library, London ECIV, 6.30pm

I gave an illustrated talk on the history of Holloway Prison and the … read more

Lichfield Festival

July 8th, 12.15 The Guildhall Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

I talked about the suffragettes at Holloway Prison – and how their … read more

Queen’s Park Book Festival

June 30th, 12.30pm. Queen’s Park, London, NW6

‘Bad Girls and Brave Women: Reflections of a Centenary’ – I joined Shami … read more

Sudanese Women’s Union

I’m thrilled that a copy of Bad Girls has been sent to the president of The Sudanese Women’s Union (SWU), … read more

Hexham Book Festival

Caitlin joined Dr Helen Pankhurst to discuss the history of women’s rights at the Hexham Book Festival on May 5th.… read more

Born in Holloway

An audience member who attended the Holloway Prison talk at Old St Pancras Church on April 30th brought along her … read more

Old St Pancras talk










Caitlin gave an illustrated talk on the history of Holloway Prison … read more

Bath Spa University talk

June 9th. 4.10pm. Bath Spa University

Caitlin gave a talk at the end of term summer event for students from … read more

West Hampstead Library talk

The audience at the Bad Girls talk at West Hampstead library on May 22nd shared many of their own experiences … read more

Conway Hall talk

Caitlin gave an illustrated talk on ‘The Hollowayettes: the Suffragettes at Holloway Prison’ as part of Conway Hall’s Thinking on … read more

Haunt London talk

Haunt London, which promotes London history and folklore, organised a sell out event at the Backyard Comedy Club in East … read more

Broadstairs Literary Festival

Caitlin – and her dad, Hunter – were in conversation with Jane Wenham-Jones at the Broadstairs Literary Festival at the … read more

Norfolk & Norwich Festival

May 27th, 12.30pm. The Adnams Spiegeltent, Norwich

Caitlin explored the real-life stories of those incarcerated at Holloway Prison over … read more

Oxford Blackwell’s






May 30th, 7.00pm. Blackwell’s Oxford, OX1 3BQ

Caitlin gave a talk about a century … read more

Cat and Mouse Library talk

August 30th Cat and Mouse Library, 6.30pm, London N7

Caitlin talked about the experiences of the suffragettes at the recently … read more