Kate Feld/

Since 2003, I’ve worked independently as a writer and editorial consultant with a variety of strands to my career:

  • I am a Lecturer in Digital Journalism at Salford University, and often guest lecture at schools including Edge Hill University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Northumbria University on subjects like creative nonfiction, writing about place and other aspects of creative writing.
  • I write short fiction, essays and poetry. My writing has appeared in literary journals including The Stinging Fly, Neon, Banshee, Entropy, The Lonely Crowd and minor literature[s], and in the anthologies Mostly Truthful from Flax Books and Words and Women IV from Unthank Books. I was 2014 winner of the Flashtag Short Short Story Slam and perform and compere regularly at spoken word events.
  • I run Openstories (, a non-profit writing organisation founded in 2008. Our current project is The Real Story – a digital portal, online journal and event series that aims to promote the writing of creative nonfiction in the UK. This was awarded a significant 2-year grant from Arts Council England. Previous projects include Rainy City Stories 2008-14 (, and The Blog North Awards 2005-14 (
  • Between 2006 and 2017 I worked at Manchester Literature Festival ( the region’s biggest literature festival. My role included managing the festival’s social media activity, running its website and blog, copywriting for the brochure and e-newsletters, assisting with programming and hosting author events.
  • My journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines like New York Newsday, The Guardian, The Independent, Art World, and Metro. I was formerly contributing editor of cultural webzine Creative Tourist and a columnist for Time Out Manchester. Previously I was assistant editor at the Associated Press, New York and a reporter at daily newspapers in New England.
  • I have delivered blogging, social media and writing workshops nationally for companies like Arts Council England North West, the Arts Marketing Association, Writing West Midlands, Young Women’s Trust, The Vegetarian Society and the NHS. I also work as a freelance author event host for clients like Waterstones, and appear frequently at writing conferences and festivals as a keynote speaker, panellist and workshop leader.
  • I do a broad range of copywriting, editorial and research work.  Clients include BBC Radio 4, HOME, The Vegetarian Society and Manchester Art Gallery.



  • Master of Sciences in Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, 2003. Was selected as the 2003 Lorana Sullivan Scholar, a full-tuition place awarded for excellence in investigative journalism
  • BA (hon.) in Great Books (equivalent to a dual major in Classics and Philosophy and a dual minor in Literature and History of Mathematics) St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, 1995


I have dual UK/US citizenship and have lived in the UK since 2003. I have a full UK Driving License and am registered as a self-employed sole trader. References, clippings and testimonials are available on request.