Hello. My name is Kaitlyn Plyley and I’m a writer living in Brisbane, Australia. I am the creator and performer of the spoken word show Not Much To Tell You. I’m also the host of the Just A Spoonful podcast.
For 2015 I am writing a monthly blog series called The Other Movie Project, in which I review only movies that aren’t about white men.
My writing has appeared in these places:
- Daily Life
- The Suburban Review
- The Lifted Brow
- Four Thousand
- WRIT Poetry Review
I perform poetry, stories and jokes. I’ve appeared at these events and places:
- Women of the World Festival
- Queensland Poetry Festival
- Western Australian Poetry Festival
- Brisbane Writers Festival
- Brisbane Festival
- Fringe World
- Barefaced Stories
- Yarn Storytelling
- Anywhere Theatre Festival
- Denmark Festival of Voice
- The Blue Room Theatre
- Metro Arts
- National Young Writers Festival
And I appear in this anthology:
- Fremantle Poets 3: Performance Poets (2013, Fremantle Press)
I have been a national finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam competition, representing Western Australia with a rap about bogan culture. I have also placed in the WA Poetry Slam and the WA Poetry Festival Slam (they’re different I promise).
I grew up in the lovely Perth but have since moved to the lovely Brisbane. If you would like to know about my accent then I have a comedy bit prepared for this occasion.
Through Perth’s Barefaced Stories and The Blue Room Theatre, I took master classes in storytelling from teachers from The Moth and Upright Citizens Brigade. Now, in Brisbane, I am the workshop facilitator for Yarn Storytelling.
I’m currently at work on my first book, a memoir about living with an invisible illness. My podcast Just A Spoonful explores life with disability – each episode I interview a young person who is living with a chronic medical condition. You can find the show on iTunes by clicking here. I am a presenter at Brisbane’s 4ZZZ 102.1fm, where I co-hosted their feminist show Megaherzzz for two years. Now I am mostly on Twitter when I should be writing. Tweet me your things: @kplyley