Spring Events

‘Sun’ – by Katrina Porteous and Peter Zinovieff


Saturday May 6th  4.30-5.30pm

Alderman Peel High School, Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1RB

Live performance, stereo version. Visuals by Chris Hudson and Jonathan Sanderson.

Sponsored by Wells Town Council and NADFAS

‘Sun’ is an astonishing half-hour poetry and music performance with stunning visuals, exploring our nearest star.

It was created as part of ‘Imagining the Sun’ at Northumbria University.

Tickets £10 – book here





Sun at ‘Words by the Water’, March 2017


Riches of Gilsland

Gilsland, Northumberland, Thursday June 1st

As part of a day of celebration of Gilsland’s history, Katrina Porteous and Northumbrian piper Chris Ormston perform poetry and music of the Borders

Time and venue to be announced — more details soon.


Grey Hen Press     10th Anniversary Celebration Reading

With Joy Howard, Meg Peacocke, Katrina Porteous and Fiona Ritchie Walker

Lit and Phil, Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, Thursday June 8th, time to be announced. Details here


The Cheviot magazine

The Cheviot is an excellent new journal from Wanney publishing. Issued three times a year, it celebrates the history, landscape, nature and culture of North Northumberland through a series of interesting, informative and entertaining articles. I’ve written for every issue so far, on subjects ranging from women in the fishing industry, to dialect, to the importance of the often-overlooked local and particular things which make each part of Northumberland distinctive.

Subscribe or buy back issues here


Woven Landscapes

Ed. Deborah Gaye, Avalanche Books, 2016   ISBN 9781874392804   £9.95

Woven Landscapes is not, as Amazon suggests, by Katrina Porteous. It is an anthology of six poets, Roselle Angwin, Wendy French, Katrina Porteous, Anne Caldwell, Kaye Lee and Katherine Gallagher. It contains eight new poems of mine exploring fundamental forces of nature, and includes work from my science-based collaborations ‘Edge’, ‘Field’ and ‘Sun’.

Available here