A bit about me
My background is theatre and stand-up. I am currently thinking about the creation of a brand new solo theatre show called ‘I, Marigold’. Marigold is my alter-ego and the show will be Marigold’s unique and quirky take on marriage/long term relationships, housework and the meaning of life.
Migration Matters Festival 2021
This summer (June/July 2021), I will be running another online writing workshop for Migration Matters Festival. UK Festival Director Sam Holland came to see ‘My Mother’s Shoes’ at Edinburgh in 2019 and asked me to bring the show to the festival because of its migration theme. Because of COVID, I held a ‘writing from life’ online workshop in 2020 instead, so it is an honour to be asked back. Information on dates as they emerge.
‘My Mother’s Shoes’ is a dramatic one-hour autobiography focusing largely on my relationship with my late mum. I got some great reviews , and the show will be streamed at Migration Matters Festival and may even appear in the flesh, regulations permitting. The show is available to hire.
I’ve also written two comic novels: ‘Are My Roots Showing?’ set in Poland, with a more serious historical thread running through it too – and ‘The Diary of an Obedient Wife’ – an observational comic diary about married life. You can find them both on Amazon. I have spoken at different author events, from library events to festivals such as the Essex Book Festival.
Stand-up, theatre and writing
If you’re interesting in booking ‘My Mother’s Shoes‘ for a theatre slot with writing workshop (category: true life, new-writing, dramatic biography, Polish history), or booking me as a stand up (see a gig here) or having me speak about my novels, please get in touch via Twitter @karolagajda or Facebook.com/writingkarola.