Guest Writers

Periodically, Kate hosts guest writers at her workshops. Enrolled students receive a special class session with the guest writer, which is immediately followed by a free and open-to-the-public reading, Q&A and potluck book signing reception (bring your book money!). Join Kate for her next guest writer event!

R.S.V.P. to kate (at) kateasche (dot) com to receive address and parking information. Folks with first name with starting letter A-M please bring a snack to share, N-Z a beverage to share; servings for 6-8 will be great.

(Kate wants these events to be resources to all. No book money? Or not able to potluck? No problem! Please come.)

Up Next:

Poet and Editor April Ossmann

Saturday, April 22, 2017

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at Kate’s J Street Writing Loft (Note: Classroom is on the Second Floor)

Join Kate in celebrating April Ossmann and her newest poetry collection! Bring your burning publishing, editing and writing questions for the Q&A.

Also: Check out Kate’s Miscellany starting April 7 for the second part in a two-part interview Kate conducted with April in partnership with Sacramento Poetry Center’s Poetry Now!

April Ossmann is author of Event Boundaries (Four Way Books, forthcoming March 2017), and Anxious Music (Four Way Books) and has published her poetry widely in journals including Colorado Review and Harvard Review, and in anthologies. Her poetry awards include a 2013 Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant and a Prairie Schooner Readers’ Choice Award. Former executive director of Alice James Books, she owns a poetry consulting business (, offering manuscript editing, publishing advice, tutorials, and workshops. She is a faculty editor for the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Sierra Nevada College. She lives in West Windsor, Vermont.









Past Guest Writers

Sarah Chavez

Kate Carroll DeGutes