Greetings! I am Katarzyna Witkowska and live in Poland in the early 15th Century. I am a widow with considerable land holdings outside of Krakow. In my youth I served in the court of King Jadwiga until her untimely death. My husband and one son were killed in the Battle of Grunwald in 1410. My family believed a young woman needed a fine education in order to run lands and so I learned much at the University. I especially love to write poetry and tell stories to children. I still consider myself an archer although I do not shoot as much as I used to.
In the SCA, I have been Poeta Atlantiae twice. I love to teach poetry and story writing to children and adults. I especially like to explore different genres of poetry and teach about them. My favorite poet is Francois Villon. I also like the Hebrew Poetry from the Golden Age in Christian and Muslim Spain. Of course, I also study Polish Poetry and am working on being able to recite it in medieval Polish. Except for a few words, I cannot speak or write Polish but I am working on it. One of my goals is to be a better bard and use poetry of all kinds to entertain. I am also studying herbs and their uses both in cooking and in healing.
I am a warranted youth minister and enjoy working with the fabulous youth of Atlantia. I also create and offer Pages Academy classes. I am also a warranted voice herald. I especially like to travel throughout Atlantia and meet people and teach.