Nicola Harwood is a 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. She loves to write comedy mixed with tragedy and her work has been known to veer 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 is 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.