poetry

about me

I started writing in 2008 when I attended the ‘Act 3’ page to stage course at Hull Truck Theatre. The group successfully wrote, acted and directed an evening of short plays. Since then I have had a number of short plays produced locally and one or two longer ones short listed by bigger theatres. My play ‘Free to Good Home’ reached the finals of a monologue competition at Cast Theatre in Doncaster.

Scruffy and the Local Valentino

Poetry

In 2010 the Act 3 facilitator brought in local poet Joe Hakim to do a poetry performance workshop. It’s no exaggeration to say that workshop changed my life for although I had always enjoyed many forms of theatre, poetry wasn’t high on my ‘must see’ events.

We were asked to write a poem on what Hull meant to us. I wrote my first poem ‘It’s good innit’ and quickly followed it up with, ‘Who do they think they are?’ Both of these poems are in my first book ‘A Woman with a View’

In 2013 I wrote and performed my one woman show ‘A Woman with a View’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was an amazing experience and I learned a lot.

I have performed and continue to perform at festivals, parties, open mics and for various organisations in and around Hull and East Yorkshire and beyond.

I published my second book. ‘Add Verse To Therapy’ in 2015 and ‘The Brazen Maiden from Hull’ in 2017. All of the books are available to purchase on this web site.

Other

I am currently involved in an exciting out reach project with the Warren in Hull. The aim is to produce a joint poetry and puppetry performance with young people from the Rise academy whose first language isn’t English.

This will be followed up by performances at Hull Freedom Festival later this year.

I am also a speaker for local organisations.

 

Catherine Scott