I am a poet living and working in South West France. My poetry collection, Brushstrokes, was published by Mosaique Press in June 2022. My next chapbook will be published by Mosaique Press in Autumn 2024. My poems, short fiction and non fiction have been published online as well as in a range of anthologies.
I am co-founder of Artemesia Arts, an association which promotes poetry and art, based in France. Through this I co-host an annual poetry festival each September, as well as an international poetry competition. www.artemesia-arts.com
I offer one to one mentoring to poets by arrangement. Please contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am closely associated The Treignac Stanza Group and The Charente Writers.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Chrys Salt, MBE, wrote ‘ Kate’s poems are vivid with imagery, sensory and enigmatic, creating stories of love, loss, place and family’
August 2023 On the editorial team for Colours of the Moon – New writing from Artemesia Arts Poetry Competition 2023, with a foreword by Roger McGough published by Mosaique Press
October 2022 2 poems published in Curente La Rascruce by Mosaique Press
July 2022 2 poems published in Correnti Incrociate by Mosaique Press
June 2022 Brushstrokes a chapbook of 30 poems published by Mosaique Press
June 2022 3 poems published in Transitions published by Women’s Voices
2021 The Last Holiday Highly commended in Segora International
2020 Soul Published online by Dempsey and Windle
2020 The Mask Published online by Reflex Fiction
2020 The Mask Highly Commended in Segora International
2020 A view from the Balcony Longlisted by Segora International
2018 -2020 Regular Columnist for Bonjour Limousin
2017 A series of Author interviews for the etcetera Magazine
2014-2015 f Book reviews for Mums Space France
2015 Garlic and Roast Tomatoes published in This French Life/Deux Sevres
2015 Winner of This French Life/Deux-Sevres Poetry Competition with Garlic and Roast Tomatoes. Judged by Gordon Simms, Director of the Segora International Writing Competition.
2013 Two poems published in Pandora’s Box – an anthology of Poetry from across the Charente, Published by Verteuil Verse
2012 Two Short Stories selected for ‘Cherrystones’, an anthology of short stories and poetry produced by Cherrystone Writers
25-28 November 2023 zoom-Boom online poetry with Sharon Black
8-10 September 2023 readings at the second poetry@treignac festival
30 July 2023 Reading new work with friends, Crocq , Creuse South West France
13 July-13 August 2023- poem and photographs on the theme of 1001 Portes/Doors at the Annual Crocq arts exhibition
25-29 November 2022 Attended Boom Zoom Poetry on-line, led by Sharon Black of Abri Writing Retreats
25-27 October 2022 Readings from Brushstrokes in Timorosia, Romania
22 October 2022 launch of Brushstrokes in Galerie des Marches, Aubusson, France
3-4 September 2022 co-host of poetry@treignac a 2 day poetry festival in south west France
3 October 2022 launched Artemesia Arts in Treignac, France
14-27 July 2022 Poems by Kate Rose and Photographs by Andrew Simspon on display at the Crocq Summer Art Exhibition
26 June 2022 launch of Transitions, an anthology of poems and short stories, published by Women’s Voices (South West France, Haute Pyrenees, France).
May 2022 local launch of Brushstrokes, La Serre, France
2020 and 2019 hosted the Charroux Literary Prize
2017 Charroux Literary Festival: including authors Barbara Erskine, Andrew Lownie, Tracey Warr, Alison Morton, James Vance.
2016 Author lunches – hosted a series of 6 Author led seminars attracting over 100 delegates.
2016 Introduced the keynote speaker, Patricia Dunker at the St Clementin Literary Festival
2015 With co-founder Chris Collette, launched the first Charroux Literary Festival: Speakers included Kate Mosse, Katherine Gallagher, Jackie Lofthouse, Diana Morgan-Hill, Isabel Ashdown.
2014 – 2018 with Verteuil Verse – Poetry and Prose: Bi monthly open mic events for Poets and writers to present and read their work.
From 2014 – 2019 I hosted monthly writers workshops, including 2016-2018: The Writing Room – a series of weekly creative workshops for aspiring writers. Grenod Writers – bi-weekly writer workshops for a group of established authors and writers