is a poet, dance-maker, educator, visual artist and curator, who has been immersed in making since the late 80’s. A wordsmith from a tender age, she has been engaged in a serious writing practice for more than 20 years. Thread, recently featured in The Knot as a trend-setting new wedding service, is the culmination of many of her creative pursuits. Her training in dance improvisation has sharpened her ability to attend to detail, allowing her to spontaneously find words and connect the threads of meaning in the moment. Katherine has spontaneously written hundreds of poems on request at weddings, art openings, reunions and in performance, all on her mint green 1950s Royal typewriter. She splits her time between Bethlehem, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine, and teaches and performs regularly throughout the US and abroad. Katherine created and directs Cultivate, a contemporary dance and art festival designed to nourish community, and is a juried member of the New Hampshire State Council Artist Roster, offering residencies and experiential workshops in both dance and writing. You can see more of her work at katherineferrier.net.