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Born in Hamilton Ontario, Catherine Graham is a poet, teacher and workshop leader. She holds degrees from McMaster, Brock and Lancaster Universities and teaches writing at the University of Toronto, McMaster and Centauri Arts and Interpersonal Communications and Elements of Poetry at Sheridan College. She is a full member of The League of Canadian Poets Author of the critically acclaimed chapbook The Watch, Catherine returned to her native Canada in 2000 after living in Northern Ireland for many years. While living overseas Catherine completed an M.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Lancaster University, England. Visiting poets included: Seamus Heaney, Billy Colllins, Derek Mahon and Carol Ann Duffy. A participant in the Artists-in-Schools Program (Northern Ireland), Catherine's poetry has been anthologized, broadcasted on BBC Radio Ulster and has appeared in such literary journals as The Fiddlehead, Poetry Ireland Review, and The Danforth Review. Catherine is also included in The White Page/An Bhileog Bhan: Twentieth-Century Irish Women Poets (Salmon Publishing).

During October 2002, Catherine was invited to be one of four workshop leaders at Art, Business & Creativity Conference at The Burlington Art Centre. The focus of this conference was to show business people practical and inspiring ways of applying creativity to the workplace. Catherine's workshop, Words@work, was so successful she decided to make this workshop readily available to interested businesses and organizations.

Insomniac Press published Catherine's first full poetry collection, Pupa. To purchase a copy visit your local bookstore or order a copy on-line at Insomniac Press

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