sunday 25th February 2018 At 7.30 pm


A Broadstairs Lit Event

The Yarrow Hotel, Ramsgate Road,


Following her reading of the opening story from her book, Full of Graceat the inaugural Broadly Speaking event in January, Patricia has been invited back to read another story.  As at the first event, she will be accompanied by Jamie Moore who will provide musical punctuation.


Organised by Broadstairs Lit, Broadly Speaking is a welcome new initiative to the area. The first event was standing room only - there's obviously a demand for such events! It will continue on the final Sunday of each month.


This is a FREE event.

Sunday 11th March 2018 - MOTHERS" DAY at 3.30 pm

THE ARCHIVE, 17 Military Road,



A Rehearsed Reading Of A Play By Patricia Mahoney

Part of the Pow! Thanet Festival Celebrating International Womens' Day

There is sometimes a stage in a woman’s life

when she looks at her daughter and sees herself and 

 looks in the mirror and sees her mother.


Mirror, Mirror is a collage of the writing of some of Canada’s foremost women writers (Margaret AtwoodSylvia FraserMargaret LaurenceAlice Munro and Gabrielle Roy) selected and adapted by Patricia Mahoney for the stage to portray the complexities of female relationships particularly the bond between mother and daughter. The play reflects and celebrates the lives of girls and women.

Mirror, Mirror has had several critically acclaimed professional productions in Canada. 



The Mothers’ Day reading on Sunday 11 March at The Archive, Ramsgate will be the first UK outing for Mirror, Mirror. 

Readers for this event include: Katharine Elvin, Miranda Peacock, Jane Pulford and Lucy Warwicker with musical punctuation by guitarist, Jamie Moore.


Reviews for Mirror, Mirror from Canadian press

 warm, human, touching’ 

 a lovely, lovely piece of work.’ 


Admission is FREE but booking is recommended. 

Click here to book.



Patricia has devised a spoken word presentation of Full of Grace.


The presentation consists of Patricia reading six of the twelve stores from Full of Grace with guitarist Jamie Moore providing musical interludes. The presentation lasts 40 minutes without interval: 1 hour including a 20 minute Q & A and no interval or 75 - 90 minutes with an interval followed by a Q & A.


This spoken word event has been well received wherever it has been performed. The launch event at the Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate sold out a week in advance. Other venues have included Conquest House in Canterbury and The Jermyn Street Theatre in London's West End.

In 2017, Patricia and Jamie presented Full of Grace at the POW! Thanet Festival celebrating International Women's Day and at the Whitstable Literary Festival - in Whitstable Castle.

The Canadian premiere of Full of Grace took place in Ottawa in April 2017.


Patricia and Jamie have also been invited to attend meetings as guest speakers. On these occasions, after a brief talk, Jamie plays some instrumental music and Patricia reads one or two of her stories followed by a Q & A.


‘Patricia and Jamie have done some live performances of excerpts from the book ….

if you get the opportunity to attend one, I recommend you do.’

Annie Watson, Thanet Watch


'Audience members in the Undercroft of Conquest House were mesmerised...

Absolutely delightful.'

Brigitte Rennie, Artistic Producer

The Mosaic Cat 


'A magical evening, which we would happily welcome back.'

Jessica Jordan-Wrench

Artistic Director / Creative Producer

Tom Thumb Theatre & .dash


To find out more get in touch.






Patricia at the Whitstable Literary Festival, May 2017

More Reviews Of Full of Grace Events


'Lovely presentation of her work.

Tricia is not only a great writer, using situations and words that project you back

to childhood and adolescence, but she has the ability to energise her characters in her delivery.

IsleWriters are fortunate to have such an accomplished writer in their group.

The musical accompaniment in the pauses was lyrical and gentle. Thank you!'

Joe Eddington, IsleWriter

Full of Grace Book Launch at Tom Thumb Theatre, 15 April 2016


'A magical afternoon only a few steps away from Canterbury's tourists

but it took us to another continent and another time.'

Jill Anabona Smith

Reading / performance of Full of Grace at Conquest House, 1 May 2016


'Patricia Mahoney's live reading of stories from Full of Grace was moving and entrancing.

Audience members in the Undercroft of Conquest House were mesmerised, each identifying in their own way with the central character of Mary Margaret. Patricia's delivery was gentle and well-measured yet there was a playful hint of impending mischief or some comical disaster just below the surface.

Original guitar music composed and played by Jamie Moore added to the over all atmosphere.

Absolutely delightful.'

Brigitte Rennie, Artistic Producer

The Mosaic Cat