Keisha Thompson has been writing since her primary school days. By age 16 she had been published in three anthologies and performed her work at various venues including Urbis, Contact and Bolton Octagon.
In 2007, she joined Young identity poetry collective. From here on she went on to compete in international poetry festival Brave New Voices ‘08 & ’09. In the following year, the group were privileged to perform at the renowned Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, New York.
In addition to poetry Keisha has been a member of Manchester Youth Soul Choir/Urban Voices for over 10 years and has been a member of Contact Playback since 2008. She has worked as a workshop facilitator for Wordsmith Awards, Apples and Snakes Wordcup and Apples and Snakes Shake The Dust.
She has written three times for Contact’s Verbally Challenged, winning one of the competitions.
Moreover she authored and featured in a short film (Selective) that was screened at Cornerhouse. Early this year she began working on a solo show as part of Contact’s Flying Solo Festival.