Kerry Steed

Kerry is a creative writer, performer and musician.

Kerry’s creative practice is informed by her belief in creativity as an empowering tool for self-understanding, self-expression and social change. Advocating that everyone has the ‘right to write’, she creates projects and workshops that encourage individuals and communities to explore and engage with the written word and the writing way of life.

She trained in London as an actor and musician, before embarking on acting adventures around Britain and the world, playing many characters, along with her flute and guitar. In 2011 she returned to Wales to complete a Masters in Creative Writing at Swansea University.

Kerry writes poetry, prose and fiction inspired by the people she meets and the places she experiences, by her love of nature and landscape, and her passion for theatre and literature. She is published by Honno and has been shortlisted for short story competitions, including The Jane Austen Short Story Award.

In 2017 supported by Ideas Lab through the Lab/Confluence, Kerry devised and created The Poetry of Haverfordwest, engaging the community through the use of poetic transciption and verbatim methods.

Kerry recently worked on a follow-on project, supported by Pembrokeshire County Council’s Haverfordwest Townscape Initiative, to create Building Stories, a new collection of poetry celebrating the past, present and future of Haverfordwest’s buildings and townscape.