Kathryn has a new poetry manuscript with a working title of “Blue: The Colour of Distance.” Its themes of loss, seeking to become lost, and the quest for life unfold in two parts.
She is the author of three published books. A Breeze You Whisper (2011), a poetry collection that explores relationships, time, and change. The fiction, Calla & Édourd (2009), “is a lament for that which is passing and that which is past,” wrote Alistair MacLeod (author of No Great Mischief, winner of many awards including the Dublin Literary Award). Her first book-length publications was The Farm & City Cookbook (1994), co-authored with Mary Lou Morgan, a collection of essays, along with recipes using local, fresh ingredients. Kathryn’s granddaughter, Haley Bec, has been reworking and updating the recipes in the collection. Take a look at Sweet Like Cinnamon.
Other writing includes a blog Adventures Over Land and Sea, sailing the Caribbean from St. Martin to Cuba (for three seasons) and on to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, and finally to the north shore Lake Ontario (2014 through spring, 2017).
You’ll find her reading tastes eclectic; she reads like a writer, leading to reviews that provide impressions and sometimes “take-aways” for budding writers. Also for writers — novice through published — Kathryn facilitates workshops from time-to-time. And finally, under “Travel & Other Passions” you’ll find notes beyond sailing and Cuba-discoveries.
Kathryn has taught both credit and personal interest courses through Loyalist College (live and online over 16 years). In addition, Kathryn has facilitated short, weekend, and week-long workshops. She is a past-editor of Key to Kingston magazine and previously on the editorial staff of Harrowsmith and Equinox magazines, as well of managing editor of a small publishing house. In addition, Kathryn has ghost-written reports, speeches, and the like. She is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada and Quinte Arts Council.
Calla & Édourd
- “Drawing their sustenance from past generations, Calla and Édourd’s love endures when traumatic loss gives way to fragmentation of memory, and past, present and future merge into one” (Evelyn Bowering, Family Therapist, Dept of Family Medicine, Queen’s University).
- Available through the publisher: Hidden Brook Press
A Breeze You Whisper
- These poems speak of love – earthy and sensual – as they explore nature and relationships, and the universal experience of change.
- A breeze, you whisper. / A bird, you soar and hover / before dropping into the nest / hidden within my tossing limbs.
- Available through your local bookstore or online: A Breeze You Whisper
The Farm & City Cookbook
- …reflects the traditions of farm cooking, using fresh local foods, as well as the rich influences of many cultures on our cuisines….With wit and humour, the authors show how we can be both critical consumers of food and wonderful cooks.
- Available through your local bookstore or online: The Farm & City Cookbook