Kathryn MacDonald has published in literary journals in Canada, the U.S., Ireland, and England, as well as anthologies.

Her poem “Duty / Deon” won Arc Award of Awesomeness (shayne avec i grec, judge, January 2021).  “Seduction” was shortlisted for the Freefall Annual Poetry Contest edited by Gary Barwin and was published in Freefall (Fall 2020). She is the author of A Breeze You Whisper: Poemsand Calla & Édourd (fiction) and a member of the League of Canadian Poets.

A Breeze You Whisper: Poems. Available through your local bookstore or online: A Breeze You Whisper

Calla & Édourd: Fiction. Available through the publisher: Hidden Brook Press

The Farm & City Cookbook: Essays and recipes. Available through your local bookstore or online: The Farm & City Cookbook

Besides my website, 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).

Visual Arts:

Kathryn’s photographs and paintings were shown in “Because we are Equal: Rise,” Quinte Arts Council show, Mar 1-31 2020. The 8th Annual Fall SOTH Show, Art Emporium By the River, Port Hope (September 6-30, 2018), The Old Church Gallery, Bailieboro (Summer, 2018), and QAC’s Art in the Community, Bay of Quinte theme, (Summer 2018). Her photographs were accepted in “Liminal-Subliminal” a juried show at the John M. Parrott Gallery (May 3-31, 2018). Jumping back to January 1992-1993, “With a Woman’s Eye: A Photo Retrospective” was mounted at the Ban Righ Centre, Queen’s University.

Other relevant information:

Kathryn earned a B.A. from the University of Windsor and an MPA from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. She studied with Alistair MacLeod and has taken many workshops: Patrick Lane and John Newlove (Collingwood), more recently with Lorna Crozier (Wintergreen) and two-six week online courses with Ellen Bass.

Presentations & Workshops:

Kathryn has enjoyed a varied career, including a stint (4-1/2 years) at Harrowsmith and Equinox magazines and Camden House Books. She has also been a managing editor of a small press, as well as the editor of a city magazine. Kathryn taught literature and writing courses through Ontario’s college system for a dozen years, along with short (non-credit) writing workshops in creative non-fiction, fiction, and memoir.

  • Please contact Kathryn about a presentation or writing workshop for your group or for individual coaching.


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