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 katerosepoetry@gmail.com

I am closely associated The Treignac Stanza Group, The Charente Writers and Wednesday Boomers.

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’



October 2024  2 poems to be published by Mosaique Press in the 2024 version of Correnti Incrociate 

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  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


10 September 2024 start of  my 5 week poetry workshops in Gouzon, France – poetry@gouzon

6-8 September 2024  the 3rd poetry@treignac weekend, readings and workshops

4 August 2024  reading  from Brushstrokes and new poetry at  Book-Worms Book fest, Gouzon, France

18 July – 15 August  2024 –  3 of my poems on a water theme  ‘1001 Histoire d’eau’  exhibition, Crocq, France

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