Kat is a performance poet with many accolades, including being the first person to win a UK televised poetry slam, held on BBC3 in 2004. Following this success, Kat was invited to take part in the World Slam Championships in Rotterdam, competing over 2 rounds against national champions from Canada, USA, Sweden, Australia, Germany, South Africa. Kat won the competition and was crowned World Slam Champion 2005.
By this time, Kat was working full time in the arts having given up her job to concentrate on doing what she loved.
Kat has been published in a number of anthologies. Her first collection, Rhyme and Reason, was published in 2008 and is available to buy here.
Kat Francois runs and hosts two monthly poetry events in London:
Word4Word, which is now in it’s 9th year, held at Theatre Royal Stratford East every third Sunday of the month. The last 9 years has seen amazing talent pass through the Word4Word stage…poets, singers and comedians. This is a free event and open mic is avaiable.
Intimates has been running for 3 years at Poetry Café, Covent Garden, 1st Friday of the month. A night with a difference, including word games, featured acts and open mic.
See the events page for details.