Kate Kristiansen is the owner of the Hummingbird Studio, a marketing and publicity agency, and has nearly twenty years of experience in marketing and brand sponsorship development. She lent her talents to Kingston WritersFest as our Director of Marketing in 2014 and 2015, and has experience with live entertainment touring shows across North America for Cirque du Soleil and Dreamworks Live, and within Kingston at the K-Rock Centre.

Kate writes about all things food and family, has a strong interest in food security, the farm-to-table movement, and other global issues. Kate’s Up in My Grill column for Kingston Heritage and Frontenac Gazette newspapers shares her musings on seasonal food, urban foodie delights, culinary trends, restaurant reviews, local chefs, and life in her kitchen at home. She also freelances for Local Tastes, a food and wine magazine.

Also an avid traveller, Kate has travelled around the world, living for several years in New Zealand and across the United States. Never one to sit idle, Kate is currently working on two novels. She lives in a limestone century home outside Sydenham, Ontario.

Appearing in:

14. Death by Misadventure: A Backpackers Disappearance in the Himalayas 

Past Festival Appearances

2021: 5. Adventuring Within: Reconnecting with our Deepest Self
2020: 23. In Praise of Paths: Finding Direction in Nature
2019: 43. The Long Table
2018: Marco Polo & Me: On the Silk Road
2015: 32. Feeding the Fam