Kate Braid

Upcoming Events

August 18, 2023: Panel with Women Working as a Boilermaker and a White Water Rafting Guide (Sunshine Coast Written Arts Festival)

When: Friday, August 18, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Where: Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Rockwood Centre, Sechelt, BC
Cost: See festival website.

Kate will be a moderator of a panel that features Hilary Peach (Thick Skin: Field Notes from a Sister in the Brotherhood) and Tamar Glouberman (Chasing Rivers: A Whitewater Life), who will delve into issues of women working in “non-traditional” fields.

Additional information about this session is available on the festival website.

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September 16, 2023: Reading with Hilary Peach at Robson Square, Vancouver

When: Saturday, September 16, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00  PM
Where: Vancouver Word on the Street, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Free

Kate and Hilary Peach will read from their books about life in the trades. There might also be some poetry.

Hilary will read from Thick Skin and Kate from Hammer & Nail: Notes of a Journeywoman and Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World.


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October 14, 2023: Annual Forest Poet-Tree Walk at Victoria Festival of Authors

When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, and again from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Victoria Festival of Authors, Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary, 1772 Mill Stream Road, Victoria, BC
Cost: See below

Along with Beth Kope, Kate will co-host the Annual Forest Poet-Tree Walk. The forest poet tree walk is literally a walk through the beautiful Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary with the featured poets.  We’ll stop at various predetermined places where the poets will read. 

Guest poets will be Robert Bringhurst, Wanda John Kehewin, Samantha Nock and Russell Thornton.

Please note that this is not an accessible venue; come prepared to walk through forest.  It’s not difficult walking: all quite flat and over well-used trails.

Participants need to register for the walk. Tickets go on sale (on their website) one month before the Festival, with prices adjusted for low income and unwaged people.  Nature sanctuary events are the only Festival events without a free option or livestreaming.

Additional information about the festival is available on the festival website.

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