I have been a mentor / coach for the Bath Spa University poetry team for inter-university competition UniSlam and VARSITY for the past five years. I love supporting new artists, helping them find a broad range of influences to study, working on finessing performance and writing skills, and directing them to potential publications, competitions and opportunities that are relevant to their path as an artist.
“Kate is an absolute powerhouse! Her commitment to help those she mentors succeed long past competitions is inspiring.Her mentorship has stretched and pushed my writing to go beyond what I ever thought it could be.She teaches performance beautifully and captures wonderful detail.I always leave sessions with Kate feeling excited and inspired to write!”
(coached for two years for UniSlam preparation)
“The most supportive mentor you could ask for, Kate is both gentle and firm with her feedback, giving constructive comments alongside enthusiastic encouragement in all our sessions. Performance is a language in which Kate is fluent and her eye for detail is impeccable, helping to craft performances into true works of art in all aspects. Kate also has an interest in progressing your career; recommending performances and competitions to take part in as well as putting you in contact with people already on the scene.”
(coached for five months in 2020 – 2021 for UniSlam preparation)