Nicola Harwood is an Anglo-Canadian writer and interdisciplinary artist with a background in theatre and performance, particularly collaborative creation, feminist work and community engaged practice. Her work often seeks to uncover the hidden histories of land, women and queers while engaging with the notion of home as contested territory. The older she gets the more she sees the work as the work of Spirit. She loves to write comedy and tragedy and her work often veers at breakneck speed between the two. She was born in Kelowna, BC, Canada which lies within the unceded territories of the Syilx speaking people of the Okanagan Nation. She has spent significant time living in Nelson, BC which lies on the border of the unceded territories of the Sinixt peoples and the Ktunaxa Nation. This area remains her spiritual home. She has taught at San Francisco State University, the University of Victoria, Selkirk College and currently lives in Vancouver, Canada and teaches Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on the traditional, shared and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples including the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen and Musqueam First Nations. Hay ce:p qa’. Thank you.