Charlie C Petch is an award winning playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster, host and musical saw player. Petch is touring their spoken word theatre piece, "Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum's Rush" which got "Best of 2017" from Electric City Magazine for the radio play accompanying album "Odes & Acts". They have a Libretto, "Medusa's Children" forthcoming with Opera Q. They have published books with Wordpress and LyricalMyrical and poems with Descant, The Toronto Quarterly, Matrix and Oratorealis journals. They will be publishing a full length poetry book with Brick Books in Fall 2021. Petch is the creative director of "Hot Damn It's A Queer Slam" a multi-city touring poetry slam series, was the2017 Poet of Honour for Spoken Word Canada, winner of the Golden Beret prize for Spoken Word, a member of the League of Canadian Poets and a Youth Mentor with TDSB Creates.