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Imogen Stirling

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Contact: imogenstirlingpoetry@gmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Imogen Stirling is a performance poet and theatre maker, with an MA (Hons) degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies from the University of Glasgow. Her work is focused on documenting the immense and intricate stories of the human experience, alongside widening the accessibility and relevance of poetry through merging art forms.

She has performed extensively throughout the UK and abroad, with her five star show #Hypocrisy (also an album and book) having toured widely and sold out at the Edinburgh and Prague Fringe Festivals. The show was longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award due to its handling of human rights issues, and shortlisted for ‘Best Spoken Word Show’ in the 2019 Saboteur Awards. Imogen was recently selected to participate in the BBC Words First talent development scheme, searching for the best spoken word artists in the UK. he works as Project Officer for independent Scottish publisher 404 Ink, where she is responsible for handling their biannual literary magazine. She also hosts Soul Food Poetry, a monthly poetry night in Glasgow.

Imogen has provided workshops and featured on panel discussions for organisations ranging from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts to See Me Scotland.

(Photo credit: John McIntyre)

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; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Animals; Class & society; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; First experiences for younger readers; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Music; Performance training; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Rhyming books for younger readers; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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