Catherine Ricketts, née Prewitt, is a Philadelphia-based essayist and songwriter.
Catherine studied creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Seattle Pacific University. Her nonfiction has been published by The Millions, Paste Magazine, Measure Journal, Relief Journal, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
In songwriting, as in nonfiction, her background in poetry informs the language in every line. Her songs sing loudest at house shows and small listening rooms, or outdoors at twilight. She has performed at Philadelphia's Tin Angel, World Cafe Live, Kung Fu Necktie, The Fire, and Milkboy Coffee. She loves to play in historic spaces like The Woodlands' William Hamilton Mansion and Fleisher Art Memorial.
Catherine coordinates the Friday Nights concert series at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.