About Kate Albert Ward

Kate Albert Ward A writer for Post Defiance, Kate has done freelance writing for the Museum of Glass, The South Sound User's Guide, and 19th-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Kate’s previous experience includes working as the Kress Foundation Interpretive Fellow at the Portland Art Museum, and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Portland State University. Kate currently works at Hilltop Artists, a youth development program that uses glass arts to connect young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better futures.

Author Archives: Kate Albert Ward


Tacoma-inspired Halloween costumes

Published on October 26th, 2015 | by Kate Albert Ward

This year, forgo the debasing generic Halloween costume from a warehouse store in favor of a creative costume that displays your Tacoma pride. Join author Kate Albert Ward and local cartoonist R.R. Anderson in exploring just a few of the many possibilities for Tacoma-specific costumes... Read More


Third Annual Be Kind to Animals

Published on July 23rd, 2014 | by Kate Albert Ward

I don’t know how to communicate how much I adore my cat Ellinore without sounding a little nutty. I come from a family that isn’t really into animals – though we kids insisted upon having everything ... Read More


Movember’s Tacoma-born Grandpa

Published on November 25th, 2013 | by Kate Albert Ward

In August of 1953, the men of Tacoma threw away their razors to show their pioneer spirit in honor of the 100-year-anniversary the Northwest Territory. Those who did not comply had to pay a fine, the proceeds from which raised funds for Centennial celebrations... Read More


A profile of Amocat award winner David Domkoski

Published on October 30th, 2013 | by Kate Albert Ward

David Domkoski was recently bestowed the much-deserved AMOCAT Award for Community Outreach by an Individual. Domkoski serves as the community relations manager for the Tacoma Public Library system and operates a theater production company Assemblage Theater. ... Read More


Street Color

Published on September 20th, 2013 | by Kate Albert Ward

Brilliant colors add vibrancy to Tacoma streets, sparking conversations about how we shape our environment... Read More


Enjoying Fort Nisqually Like an Adult

Published on July 22nd, 2013 | by Kate Albert Ward

Post Defiance editor and writer Kate Albert Ward goes to Fort Nisqually for the first time and learns about how to enjoy it like a grown up. You can too at the fourth annual Friday at the Fort on July 26, ... Read More


Be Kind to Animals: Take Two

Published on July 8th, 2013 | by Kate Albert Ward

The Second Annual Be Kind to Animals article celebrates Tacoma's love for animals, past and present, by pairing historical images with their contemporary counterpart... Read More

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