"Kate showed genuine interest in me as an individual, and demonstrated to me (through her own wonderful poems and songs) how interesting seemingly-mundane details can be.
She encouraged me to showcase my unique voice and helped me find beauty, humor, and sentiment in day-to-day life.
During her workshop, I wrote a short story about a teenage girl who worked at a 7-11 and had brain freeze from drinking too many slushies. I would never have been able to convince my audience to care about her if Kate hadn't helped me channel my own authentic voice into that character.
Later that year, the story won a Connecticut State award! Without a doubt, working with Kate contributed greatly to my ability to let my personality shine through in my words."
Hall High '07
Hobart & William Smith '11