Arts Emergency

Kate Fox

Writer and Performer

Kate Fox is a writer, stand up and poet from the North of England. She’s a regular on Radio 4, mainly writing topical poems for ‘Saturday Live’ as well as making appearances on the Today Programme, Woman’s Hour, Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash, the Wondermentalist Cabaret and many more.
Born in Bradford in 1975, Kate did her A levels whilst living on Income Support in a Bradford bedsit in the early nineties
She originally trained as a radio journalist and worked for stations including Galaxy Manchester, Metro Radio in Newcastle and Galaxy North East.
Since becoming a full time writer and performer in 2006, she’s been Poet in Residence for the Great North Run and the Glastonbury Festival, toured three one-woman shows, written a weekly column for Newcastle’s Journal newspaper, tackling topics like Northern marginalisation, feminism and class prejudice with a satirical touch, popped up everywhere from BBC2’s Daily Politics to BBC1’s Great North Run coverage.
She is also an experienced, passionate creative facilitator and mentor, and initiator of successful literature development projects including bookshop cabarets, creative Tweeting for teens, spoken word workshop and gig series and cross-genre word slams.