Katie Hale

Kendal Poetry Festival Co-Ordinator Katie Hale
Photo credit: Phil Rigby

Festival Co-Ordinator, Festival Poet & Guerilla Poetry Project Lead

Based in Cumbria, Katie Hale is the author of a novel, My Name is Monster (Canongate, 2019), and two poetry pamphlets. She is a MacDowell Fellow, a recent winner of the Palette, Prole Laureate and Jane Martin Poetry Prizes, and has twice been shortlisted for the Manchester Poetry Prize. She also writes for theatre and immersive digital performance, and has featured on national television and radio. She is currently working on her first full-length collection, for which she was awarded an Arts Council DYCP grant in 2019, and a Northern Debut Award for Poetry in 2021.

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