A short biog:
Cath Drake, an Australian who lives in London, has been published in anthologies and literary magazines in UK, Australia and US, and performed widely. She has been short-listed for the Venture Poetry Prize and the Manchester Poetry Prize, and was second in the 2017 Resurgence Poetry School eco-poetry prize. Sleeping with Rivers won the Mslexia/Seren poetry pamphlet prize and was a Poetry Book Society choice. The Shaking City is published by Seren Books in 2020. Her work has included environmental writing, award-winning journalism and teaching mindfulness. Cath was writer in residence at the Albany Arts Centre café in 2012 and The Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writer’s Centre in Australia in 2018. http://cathdrake.com
More about me:
I’m an innovative workshop leader and experienced facilitator. I’ve run workshops on creative writing and poetry as well as copywriting, life story, oral history, interviewing, radio and media. I can deliver workshops and programmes for a range of clients from senior professionals to vulnerable young people and adults; from small specialist or intimate groups to large groups in a festival tent of mixed ages.
I’m interested in community, and creating space and opportunity to explore and share creativity in new ways. Take a look at my workshops, Poetry Menu and Wordshuffle Books.
I have a background in award-winning environment writing and run writing workshops on nature writing and responding with creativity to the climate emergency.
My journalism specialisms are children’s issues and child protection / abuse, and environmental/heritage issues. I am also highly experienced in project, grant and event development and management. I have managed both paid staff and volunteer programmes.
Poet/online MC for hire: online reading and writing groups, weddings, parties, birthdays, remembrances, anniversaries, let me liven up your party with poetry, fun sharing activities and games.
I’m also a PR / Communications professional with twenty years experience, and team and individual awards – see this website for more: http://cathdrakecomms.com/
Please get in contact for a copy of my CV if you want to know more
Shortlisted for the Venture Poetry award 2012
Recipient of Arts Council England grant 2012/2013 & 2018/2019