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Lisa Franklin and Lou Sarabadzic collectively known as Gertrude, are theatre makers, poets, live artists and total social media addicts.

Lisa Franklin is a Warwickshire based actress and live artist originally from Hull. Most recently she has performed a piece of collective digital poetry at the Birmingham Rep as part of Birmingham Literature Festival, an immersive experience in collaboration with Lord Whitney at Leeds Town Hall (The Wood Beneath the World) and with The Rude Mechanicals.

Lou Sarabadzic is a French bilingual poet, blogger, and novelist. She has published two books in French: a novel and a poetry collection. In January 2018, she received the Dot Award for Digital Literature for the #NERDSproject.

Lisa and Lou came together to create The Digital Philosophers, combining their love of literature and performance, after a chance meeting in a library.

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