Good Grief Facilitator

Facilitator Vanessa Kisuule, Good Grief

Vanessa Kisuule

Vanessa Kisuule is a writer, performer and burlesque artist based in Bristol, where she is the official Bristol City Poet 2018-2020.

She has won over ten slam titles including The Roundhouse Slam (2014), Hammer and Tongue National Slam (2014) and the Nuyorican Poetry Slam.

Vanessa has been featured on BBC iPlayer, Radio 1, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, The Guardian, Blue Peter, Sky TV, Don’t Flop and TEDx. She has performed at Glastonbury and nationally as well as in Vienna, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Bangladesh, Barcelona, Oslo, Finland, Romania and New York.

Vanessa has two poetry collections by Burning Eye Books, Joyriding The Storm (2014) and A Recipe For Sorcery (2017). She was the recipient of The Jerwood Micro Arts Bursary and The Leverhulme Arts Scholarship in 2017 and her one woman show, SEXY, is under development with the support of Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic and Camden People’s Theatre.


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