Upcoming Appearances


Groundcovers—The Sustainable Gardening Link
January, 2017
Good Earth Show - Eugene, OR

Pitch Perfect—Polishing your Writing Craft to Sell Your Ideas  Panel moderator with Kathleen Brenzel, Susan Morrison, and Kate Elzer-Peters
February 9, 2017
GardenPro Conference at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show - Seattle, WA

Steal ‘Em! Great Ideas from the West’s Best Flower Show with Kathleen Brenzel
February 10, 2017
Northwest Flower & Garden Show - Seattle, WA

Weed Control—Groundcovers are the Missing Link
February 11, 2017
Northwest Flower & Garden Show - Seattle, WA

The Hero’s Journey and the Garden Webinar
March, 2017 – date to be announced
GWA—The Association for Garden Communicators

I found Mary-Kate’s workshop helpful not only for the tools she handed out for idea construction, but because she also demystified so many steps in the writing process. Over the course of a fast few hours she gave everyone sitting around the table the full benefit of her enthusiasm and experience. Her teaching style is both incredibly efficient and spontaneous. She’s a natural.
— Kristin Green, Interpretive Horticulturist

Recent Appearances

Authors and Artists’ Fair
December 9, 2017
Lane Library League - Eugene, OR

Holiday Cheer—A Celebration of Oregon Authors
December 3, 2017
Portland Historical Society - Portland, OR

Words & Pictures – Sure-fire Tips to Writing Winning Headlines and Captivating Captions - with Kathy Jentz
August 7, 2017
GWA Annual Conference & Expo - Buffalo, NY

Write Better Right Now: Tips and Techniques to Power Up Your Next Project A six-hour hands-on workshop to help you get your garden writing out the door—fast
August 3-4, 2017
GWA The Association for Garden Communicators Pre-Conference - Buffalo, NY

When Deadlines Loom: Fast Fixes to Get Your Work Out the Door
May 5, 2017, 10:00am
American Society of Journalists and Authors - New York, NY

Been There, Killed That
April 6, 2017, 12:00pm
San Francisco Flower and Garden Show - San Mateo, CA

Steal These! Innovative Ideas from Garden Shows
March 12, 2017, 12:00pm
Eugene Home Show - Eugene, OR

Been There, Killed That: The Plants that Survived our Fierce Winter
March 11, 2017, 1:00pm
Eugene Home Show - Eugene, OR

Three Fast Writing Fixes
February 18, 2017, 2:00pm
University of Oregon Bookstore - Eugene, OR

Small Trees Play Big Roles
February 22, 2017, 11:15am
Northwest Flower & Garden Show – Seattle, WA

Been There, Killed That: The Best Northwest Plants that Lived
February 23, 2017, 2:15pm
Northwest Flower & Garden Show – Seattle, WA

Write Sharp, Write Short: Take The Hero’s Journey
January 11, 2017, 12:00pm
Emerald Marketing Association – Eugene, OR