Katharine Goda is a poet and creative facilitator who has lived in the North East since 2003 and began writing six years ago. Her work has appeared in blogs (including YorkMix and Diamond Twig), journals (The High Window, Fenland Poetry Journal and Blue Nib) and anthologies, most recently Play (The Broadsheet) and The Result is What You See Today (Smith|Doorstop). She was highly commended in the Blue Nib Chapbook competition 2019 and Otley Poetry Prize 2018, and commended in the YorkMix Poetry Competition 2019 and Settle Sessions Competition 2018. Her work was recently featured as Café Writers’ Poem of the Month, and transformed into a film poem with Paper Nations. In 2019 she received an ACE Developing Your Creative Practice Award to develop her writing and creative facilitation with women in prison and new mothers. She relishes working collaboratively, believing passionately in the power of words to challenge, include and inspire.