Kate Wilson writes and performs poetry that's designed to entertain and inspire. Kate started writing poetry at the age of 7 while sitting on her garage roof. At the end of her Speech and Drama studies in 2008, Kate entered and won her first poetry slam, and has kept writing and performing ever since. Kate has appeared at dozens of events and festivals in WA, sharing her words and teaching poetry, voice and performance workshops.
collaborations and partnerships
During her time in Bunbury, Kate enjoyed a partnership with South West Women's Health and Information Centre as a creative contributor and board member. The team at SWWHIC have supported Kate's work since the beginning by providing performance and workshop opportunities as part of their community events and programs.
In April 2012, Kate collaborated with Parissa Bouas to write and perform spoken word poetry with the festival choir at the 20th anniversary of Fairbridge Festival in Pinjarra, WA.
In October 2012, Kate wrote and performed as part of another collaborative work with choreographer Jenni Harding for a curtain raiser project to support touring contemporary dance performance, Shiver. In 2013, Kate wrote, spoke and danced with Jenni's Southern Blue Dancers in Busselton, WA.
At Poetry D'Amour (2014) and other events, Kate has busted out some original rhymes with the musical accompaniment of Summerhouse, an acapella singing group from Perth, WA.
Kate collaborated with Vocal Evolution, a men's acapella group, in Perth, WA, as part of the City of Canning Music Series (2015). Kate wrote and performed spoken word poetry to accent the songs that were performed.
Kate is always on the lookout for new partnerships and projects with other artists.