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Imogen Stirling

(she/her)

Imogen Stirling is a Glasgow-based artist. She is a performance poet, theatre-maker, musician and writer, shortlisted for the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry 2022 and named ‘Artist of the Year’ supported by the National Theatre of Scotland (SETA 2021).

She was the inaugural Writer-in-Residence for Paisley Book Festival 2021 and features as a writer/performer on BAFTA-winning Sky Arts documentary, Life & Rhymes, hosted by Benjamin Zephaniah. Her poetry collection, Love The Sinner, was published by Verve Poetry Press and completed a 26-date book tour around the UK and mainland Europe, visiting music festivals, literary festivals and arts venues from Finland to the Isle of Mull. Benjamin Zephaniah called it ‘the work of a lyrical genius’. Love The Sinner is currently being adapted for theatre, produced and directed by Vanishing Point Theatre Company, and will premiere in Spring 2023. Imogen is recognised for her five-star debut collection and show #Hypocrisy (Speculative Books, 2019) and was a participant of the BBC Words First talent development scheme (BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network and BBC Contains Strong Language).

She was part of the Convergence 2022 screenwriting cohort, co-founded Siren Theatre Company (Tron Theatre, Ayr Gaiety) and is Artist Development Coordinator at the Tron Theatre.

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