Cath Drake

An Australian from Perth lured to London in 2001, Cath Drake has been published in anthologies and magazines in UK, Australia and US. She has performed her work in cafes, bookshops, theatres, festivals, at Southbank, Tate Modern, and for unsuspecting passers by. Cath runs writing workshops to charge up creativity and has experience working with a wide range of community groups. She has an interest in taking poetry and creative writing to new spaces and last year as writer in residence at the Albany arts centre cafe she creatived activities that included community books and inpromptu performances. She was awarded an Arts Council England grant and was shortlisted for the Venture poetry award in 2012. Also a non-fiction writer, her work includes award-winning journalism, writing for radio, oral history and life stories.

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