readings & workshops
Kate is available for school and library readings and festivals, following standard Canada Council rates. She has led student experiences from kindergarten to grade 12 across the country, from downtown Calgary to the Inuit outport of Makkovik, Labrador.
(Grades K-3): Childrens' Monster Poetry—Through imaginative physical play, we encourage young children to become their own storytellers.
(Grades 4-6): The Craft Of Story-Making—Together, we write, illustrate, and share our stories, practicing plot, suspense, dialogue, setting, and description.
(Jr/Sr High) The Creativity Myth—We'll consider the different practices of writing and editing, and will explore storytelling as a tool to grapple with (or escape from) life. Students will be encouraged to develop their own voices, and turn reflection into poetry, prose, or stories.
Fill in the form to connect with Kate and arrange workshops or lectures for adults or children of all ages.
keynotes, speeches, lectures
Speeches and keynotes can centre around creativity and/or grief and healing, including story, poetry, and photographic elements. A corporate writer and strategist for the past fifteen years, Kate also speaks to corporations on issues of branding, marketing, and social media. Fees vary.
From intermediate and advanced photography weekends to writing for children and adults, Shed Workshops are teeny-tiny creative ashrams. You'll be comfortable and well-fed, and you will spend your time learning, contemplating, and either shooting or writing intensively. Shed weekends are intimate events that will make you feel more capable and more passionately engaged with your visual and fiction or non-fiction storytelling. The shed is steps from the Atlantic ocean in Nova Scotia, Canada, next to a happy creek. There will be fires, good food, big pillows, old quilts, and occasional banjos. Watch here for upcoming events.
Kate has led writing and photography workshops at retreats such as Pen & Paper in Manzanita, Oregon; and Serendipity and Squam-by-the-Sea in North Carolina. Workshops have included self-portraiture, intermediate photography, and written composition. To book Kate for teaching, contact her above.