I am a poet living and working in  South West France. My poetry collection,  Brushstrokes, was published by Mosaique  Press in June 2022. My poems, short  fiction and non fiction have been published online as well  as in a range of anthologies. I  have read my poems on radio and at public and private events.  I was a co-founder of the Charroux Literary Festival and the Charroux Prize for poetry and short fiction.

I am co-founder of poetry@treignac an annual poetry festival in south west France.

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

Resumé

Publications/competitions

July 2022 –  2 poems featured in The Salerno Project, poetry from the English speaking worlds translated into Italian  by the Humanities Department of the University of Salerno

June 2022 Brushstrokes a collection of 30 poems published by Mosaique Press

June 2022  3 poems featured in the anthology  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 a series of 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

Events

3-4 September 2022 Co-host of poetry@treignac a 2 day poetry festival in south west 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