Kate Walter has a unique and quirky personal voice, a fresh and funny distinctive style.

Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, NY Daily News, The Advocate, and many other places. She is a regular contributor to AM New York.

The New York Press Association gave Kate Walter a “Best Column” award for her first person writing in The Villager. The judge deemed her essays “personal and profound and well constructed.”

Kate also created popular columns for two other downtown weeklies: the feisty and opinionated “A View from St. Marks Place” (New York Press) and the poignant “Queer City” (Manhattan Spirit).


Her personal essays have been featured in anthologies, including How Does That Make You Feel?: True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch; Lost and Found: Stories from New York; In the Shadow of the Towers and the best-selling Nesting: It’s a Chick Thing.

Kate has read her writing at numerous venues including the Great Hall of Cooper Union, Jefferson Market Library, Middle Collegiate Church, the LGBT Center, KGB Bar, Happy Ending Lounge, The Duplex, Westbeth, St. Marks Bookshop, Bluestockings Bookstore, Acme Underground, Gotham Comedy Club, and Stand Up NY.