Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

September 15, 2019

3 Minute Scares is back for its fourth frightful year!

North Manchester FM presenter Hannah Kate wants your scary stories for Halloween! She’s asking people throughout Greater Manchester to submit their scariest 3-minute stories for her annual creative writing competition. Writers keen to be crowned Greater Manchester’s Spookiest Wordsmith can … Continue reading

September 8, 2019

Stop! Wait a Minute, Mr Postman! A Selection of Fictional Letter-Writers

On this week’s Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester FM, I decided to take a look at some literary depictions of that beloved (but dying?) art: letter-writing. Handwritten, hard copy letters have a special place in the novel tradition, both in … Continue reading

August 25, 2019

Reach for the Stars: My Favourite Fictional Astronomers

On Tuesday’s Helping of History on North Manchester FM, I talked about Broughton’s William Crabtree and Cheetham Hill’s Joseph Baxendell, two North Manchester men who made their name in the field of astronomy. In 1639, Crabtree was one of only … Continue reading