During Katrina’s residency at Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, North Wales, in June 2013, she researched the British Suffragette movement and wrote a sequence of poems. The resulting short collection, Hooligans, was published by Rack Press in January 2015.
The sequence was inspired by Katrina finding out that her great-nan, Eliza, used to attend the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) meetings in London. As part of the residency, Katrina gave a reading of her current work and ran a day-long workshop ‘Going Public with your Poetry’. Katrina has since been a judge for the Gladstone’s Library writer-in-residence awards.