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Courtney Stoddart

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Contact: amapoetica@hotmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Courtney Stoddart is a poet and performer whose work situates itself within the Bardic lineages. She has been published across multiple anthologies and has performed on stages both nationally and internationally within the last five years. Stoddart reached the finals of BBC Words First competition in 2019, only three months after she began performing. Later that year, she featured in Hannah Lavery’s Lament for Sheku Bayoh at the Lyceum Yheatre, which ran for three consecutive years. Her work mainly focused on understanding colonialism, history and the parallels with present day, sharing her own experiences growing up mixed ethnicity in Scotland. Courtney received Scottish Book Trust’s Ignite Fellowship in 2021. In more recent years, her work has been deeply embedded in the realms of nature, alchemy, myth and magick, exploring the mysteries of the feminine, death, grief, faith and healing.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Workshop

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Animals; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Human rights; Nature; Politics

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+