Photography credit: Chris Belous.
Catherine Wilson is an Edinburgh-based poet and writer. Her writing has been featured by institutions including the British National Gallery, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Scotland News, Forth Radio, STV, BBC Radio 4 and StAnza Poetry Festival.
She has spoken at two of University of Edinburgh's TEDx conferences and organised the first non-American team to compete in America’s national competition C.U.P.S.I. in Austin in 2016. In 2015 she received the Vaclav Havel Scholarship from Western Michigan University and the Anglo-American University in Prague.
In March 2016, her video "Facts" was the most successful video on the BBC Radio Scotland Facebook, with over 500,000 total views. For the BBC she has also been commissioned for programmes including: "Thought for the Day", "Front Row", "The Ricky Ross Show" and "Winter Weekends with Edie Stark".
She was one of the organisers of the University of Edinburgh's open mic "Soapbox" and also ran the largest free slam in Scotland.
Catherine is known for her reflections on the everyday, blended with a sense of humour and solemn questions about the big things in life. Her proudest moment was when her poetry won her a rubber duck at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015.
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BRUSSELS: Transpoesie, October 11th 7pm
BRUSSELS: Scottish Writers Series, October 12th 12pm
DINGWALL: Word on the Street, October 18th 7:30pm
EDINBURGH: Workshop: Getting Started, October 29th 7pm
GLASGOW: To Absent Friends, November 2nd 7:30pm
EDINBURGH: Inky Fingers, November 6th 7:30pm
EDINBURGH: Workshop: Poetry Portraits, November 26th 7pm
Praise and Reviews
"...seriously a great writer, performer and person."
Neil Hilborn, world-renowned spoken word poet
"Like a younger version of myself."
Kathleen Jamie, multi-award
"...extraordinary lines which
have no intention of
tip-toeing round the
matter at the core
of her poems."
Stephen Watt, award-
winning author of
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