Member Profile

Kathryn MacDonald

Photo: James Archbold 2016

Writer, photographer, sketcher, and workshop facilitator

Artist statement:

I’m interested in capturing the essence of things in each art form. Words and images are like mirrors inviting viewers to discover their personal relationship with the image/author. Each poem, each story, each photograph and sketch is an invitation.

Published author:

  • Check out my website and sailing blog Adventures Over Land and Sea
  • A Breeze You Whisper (poems) Brighton: Hidden Brook Press, 2011
  • Calla & Édourd (fiction) Brighton: Hidden Brook Press, 2009
  • The Farm & City Cookbook (essays and recipes) with Mary Lou Morgan; Toronto: Second Story Press 1994
  • Various poems in literary journals and magazines (e.g. Penumbra, Moonbeam; Descant; Fiddlehead…)

Visual Arts:

  • “Paula” sketch, “Life Drawing,” The Old Church Gallery, Bailieboro (Summer, 2018)
  • “Zen Serenity” photograph, QAC’s Art in the Community (Bay of Quinte theme), Summer 2018
  • Two photographs, “Liminal-Subliminal” theme juried show, John M. Parrott Gallery, May 3-31, 2018
  • Cards: photographs and sketches (for sale in QAC gallery)
  • Slide presentation to Canada-Cuba Literary Alliance (CCLA) 2015
  • Photos and articles “Umbrella,” Quinte Arts Council (occasional)
  • “With a Woman’s Eye: A Photo Retrospective” (Ban Righ Centre, Queen’s University: November 1992 through January 1993
  • Various in private collections (since 1982)

Presentations & Workshops:

  • After speaking with the organizer, I prepare a presentation and handout. Generally, we begin with a discussion followed by a reading/slide show and a wrap-up discussion. I also facilitate hands-on, participatory workshops. Participants: writing/photography and travel groups, college and secondary students.

Other relevant information:

  • Website:
  • Mid-to-late 1990s: Key to Kingston (editor)
  • 1995: Byron House Publishing (year-long contract as managing editor)
  • 1981 through 1985: Harrowsmith and Equinox magazines and Camden House Publishing (editorial staff)




Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada


A Breeze You Whisper. Hidden Brook Press, 2011
Calla & Édourd. Hidden Brook Press, 2009
Farm & City Cookbook. Second Story Press, 1994
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :