Cathy Charlie Petch is a playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster, host and musical saw player for The Silverhearts. Petch’s new vaudeville play: “Mel Malarkey Gets The Bum’s Rush” has had sold out shows in Toronto and Peterborough. They have several handsome chapbooks and “Late Night Knife Fights” was published with LyricalMyrical Press. They have been published by Descant, The Toronto Quarterly and Joypuke journals. Petch is a member of The League of Canadian Poets and “The Dildettes” a queer spoken word/comedy troupe along with Regie Cabico and David Bateman. Petch was a member of both the 2011 and 2012 Toronto Poetry Slam Teams, was the coach of the 2015 team and is the creative director of “Hot Damn It’s A Queer Slam”. Petch is happiest onstage.