Vanessa Kisuule is a writer, performer, burlesque artist and general empress of blag based in Bristol. She has won over ten slam titles, including the Roundhouse Slam 2014, Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014 and the Nuoryican Poetry Slam. She has been featured on BBC iPlayer, the Guardian and Blue Peter, and has performed up and down the country and internationally, including at Glastonbury, in Bangladesh and in New York. Her debut poetry collection, Joyriding The Storm, was published in 2014, and was followed up by A Recipe for Sorcery in 2017. She was the recipient of the Jerwood Micro Arts Bursary and the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship in 2017. Her one woman show SEXY is currently under development with the support of Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic and Camden People's Theatre.