Katrina Naomi

Gladstone’s Library Residency

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.

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Other Residencies:

Poet-in Residence at the Leach Pottery

It’s been a great experience being the first poet-in-residence at the Leach Pottery in St Ives. With its strong Japanese connections, it’s enabled me to continue my exploration of all things Japanese after my recent writing trip to Japan.

Roger & Laura Farnworth

A week’s writing at the Roger & Laura Farnworth Residency at Warleggan on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

Katrina Naomi

Arnolfini residency

Katrina was writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini in 2016. She wrote a range of poems in response to Daphne Wright’s ‘Emotional Archeology’ exhibition.