Kat is a Queer Bristol-based writer and performer whose work is grounded in everyday politics and a love of storytelling. They facilitate creative writing workshops for all ages and have performed around the UK at theatres, poetry nights and places such as WOMAD, Shambala and The Eden Project. Kat has presented at the University of South Wales Storytelling Symposium, been published in journals including Bath Magg and Under the Radar, commissioned by The Arts Institute Plymouth, and nominated for the Jerwood Poetry in Performance Award. As well as co-hosting spoken word nights with Raise the Bar, Kat is the producer and host of SpitFire, a series of poetry events designed to platform older women’s voices. Kat has recently finished developing Dry Season, a solo spoken word theatre show exploring gender, age and menopause. Their debut poetry collection, Love Beneath the Nails, is published by Verve Poetry Press. They are interested in exploring the power that poetry has to connect us to our world and to each other, and in artistic/interdisciplinary collaborations of all kinds.