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, BBC Radio 4, StAnza Poetry Festival and TEDx.
As a student, she represented the U.K. at C.U.P.S.I.'s first ever non-American team, as well as running Scotland's largest poetry slam. In March 2016, her video "Facts" was the most successful video on the BBC Radio Scotland Facebook, with over 500,000 total views.
In 2018, she represented Scotland internationally at Transpoesie Festival, supported by the Scottish embassy. There, her poem "Scotland the More" was translated, performed as part of a flash-mob and displayed on Brussels metros, trams and buses.
She was also selected as one of the Y.W.C.A.'s 30 Under 30 2018: a list that shines a spotlight on the top thirty inspiring women under thirty living in working in Scotland. She is currently a member of the John Byrne Art Award's Steering Group, with whom she is helping organise an art show at Edinburgh's Central Hall in February 2019, as well as overseeing the management of one of the most prestigious arts awards in the country.
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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GLASGOW: To Absent Friends, November 2nd 7:30pm
EDINBURGH: Inky Fingers, November 6th 7:30pm
EDINBURGH: Workshop: Poetry Portraits, November 26th 7pm
EDINBURGH: Workshop: Drawing and Descriptions, December 17th 7pm
EDINBURGH: Flyting at Paradise Palms, January, 24th 7pm
EDINBURGH: The God Damn Debut Slam, February 14th 6:30pm
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 "Spit"