Cath Nichols

Biography

Volunteer, mental health worker, waitress, ceramic artist, photographer, student, artists' model, journalist, broadcaster, club promoter, project manager, poetry promoter... What has stuck longest is being a writer

Genre

Poetry And Fiction.

Publications & Performance History

In 2006 Cath was recorded on the Oxfam  Lifelines  poetry CD alongside poets such as Carol Ann Duffy, Andrew Motion, etc. Widely published within poetry magazines. Former print and radio journalist. Her pamphlet Tales of Boy Nancy (Driftwood, 2005) formed the text for a short film, and several peformance/ music events. Her first full-length collection, My Glamorous Assistant (Headland) is out in 2007. This will be linked to a three city tour (Liverpool, Cardiff, New York), shared with poets Clare Potter and Aileen La Tourette.

Workshop & Reading Experience

Cath has worked with the National Maritime Museum and Lancaster Museum Services. In 2006 she was commissioned by Lancaster Litfest to compose work on Lancaster's links with the Slave Trade for BBC Radio Lancashire. As the former co-coordinator of the Dead Good Poets Society, Cath has organized over 100 live poetry events promoting other poets. She has plenty of reading experience: on radio, with live audiences, and as a facilitator of events and workshops (writing, reading and training). Cath also set up the Poetry Reading Groups at Liverpool Central and Bebington libraries, and is a strong advocate of reading - poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

Reference

Dave Ward The Windows Project 96 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4HY

Group size preference

W/shop:12Reading:any

Group age preference

Over 16

Working languages

English

Area prepared to travel

North West.

Other information

Not a car driver, but based near Warrington, therefore with access to good train links
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