Pioneer Kate Peters, 1984
The following radio interview was broadcast on New Years Eve, 2017, and once again on New Years Day 2018. “Culture Zone” is a program featuring arts and cultural events in the Pikes Peak Region. The station, KCME 88.7 FM, is Colorado Springs’ own classical music station, and the host is Keith Simon. In this 14 minute visit, Kate Peters speaks about writing, editing, publishing and publicizing, as well as “seeing the elephant” while pioneering in Alaska.
Kate Peters in retirement, 2016
Retired Pioneer Kate Peters speaks at the Dies Librorum
celebration of books in Salida, Colorado.
Tucked into the Rockies, pressed against historic gold mining sights, one finds several charming old towns. Salida is a town that caters to art-loving patrons from Colorado Springs, and other cities in the Southwest. Lisa Marvel, owner of The Book Haven, is an independent bookseller who does a bang-up job for local bibliophiles by hosting a monthly book signing event at her charming establishment.
Since Atwood is the definition of a recluse, her Kate has assumed the responsibilities of public speaking on behalf of their literary joint venture. Her background in performing arts together with her first-hand knowledge of pioneering, make Kate, now a retired Alaskan pioneer, a natural choice to be the public voice for Sleeping Moose Saga.
So far, Kate has spoken twice at the Book Haven for their “Dies Librorum” event, and once in Manitou Springs with the nationally-acclaimed “Story Project.” She has also been a guest on 88.7 FM, Colorado Springs’ local classical radio station, KCME. Every Sunday and Monday evening, Keith Simon hosts “Culture Zone” where cultural arts of the Pikes Peak area are profiled.
To schedule a school, senior living center, library, or bookstore event with Kate Peters, please contact her, and she will try to oblige.