Want to join a writing group that provides workshops, tailored guidance, and opportunities to share? We'd love to have you join the Loud Poets Writing Club! We've been planning this monthly writing group for a while, and we can't wait to get it going! It will take place from 7-9pm online on the 2nd Wednesday … Continue reading Join the Loud Poets Writing Club!
New Poetry Book! Loud Poets: Volume I
The surprise is out... we wrote a book! For months the Loud Poets team have been working away behind the scenes on our very first printed anthology, and it's finally here! Loud Poets: Volume I features 12 poems each from Kevin Mclean, Mark Gallie, Bex Sherwood, and myself. It's been beautifully printed in the UK … Continue reading New Poetry Book! Loud Poets: Volume I
Loud Poets 2023 Live Season!
After keeping this under my hat for months, I'm so happy to share news of the Loud Poets 2023 Live Season! This is the biggest project the I Am Loud Productions team has ever undertaken, and we're so excited to get rolling with it. Thanks to funding from Creative Scotland and the National Lottery, we’ll be … Continue reading Loud Poets 2023 Live Season!
Building Stories: New Podcast!
Hello everyone! I'm so excited to share a project I developed in the spring of 2022: a brand new podcast shining a light on Edinburgh's forgotten women writers. You're probably familiar with the blue plaques placed on buildings across the UK which celebrate historical figures who lived in those places. In Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland … Continue reading Building Stories: New Podcast!
Bean Nighe: New Poetry-Dance Piece
This summer I was delighted to receive a commission from Push the Boat Out Festival for their Poetry Feast of Mythical Beasts! They invited applications from poets to reimagine Scotland's mythical creatures in a contemporary context. I've long been fascinated by the ghostly portent of the bean nighe, a woman who dies in childbirth and … Continue reading Bean Nighe: New Poetry-Dance Piece
‘Cutty Sark’ Reprise in Aberdeen
Hello all! After a poetry-packed Edinburgh Fringe, I'm looking forward to busy autumn full of gigs, workshops, and lots of exciting projects. One that I'm particularly looking forward to takes place this Thursday (15th September) in Aberdeen. I'm delighted to be reprising my dance-poetry piece 'Cutty Sark' at the Fabulous Cabaret, a free event coordinated … Continue reading ‘Cutty Sark’ Reprise in Aberdeen
Mirroring Sylvia: My Journey to PlathFest
Sylvia Plath was my first literary love, so this year it's been an utter joy to work on the Sylvia Plath Literary Festival! I'm doing publicity and blogging for the festival, which is a special one-off event taking place this October in Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall. Our programme features workshops, readings, discussions, and even a … Continue reading Mirroring Sylvia: My Journey to PlathFest
Loud Poets: Best of Fringe
It's August, and you know what that means: time for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! We at I Am Loud have been working hard behind the scenes for the past several months preparing a stellar show for you all. For our 8th (!!) Fringe run, we're presenting Loud Poets: Best of Fringe, a showcase of the … Continue reading Loud Poets: Best of Fringe
Dancing Cutty Sark! Figures of Speech this Friday
Hello all! After a hectic, wonderful weekend of gigs, I'm spending this week in rehearsals for a brand-new commission. This year the Scottish Storytelling Centre and Edinburgh City of Literature have joined forces to produce Figures of Speech, a series of events bringing together writers and artists to take you on a road trip through … Continue reading Dancing Cutty Sark! Figures of Speech this Friday
Upcoming Gigs: Loud Poets, 13 & 14 May
Hello all! Quick post today to share details of an upcoming weekend of shows! This year's Loud Poets live season has been fantastic - we're so grateful to all the performers and audience members who've joined us. You can watch performances from many of the poets featured thus far on our YouTube channel, including Edalia … Continue reading Upcoming Gigs: Loud Poets, 13 & 14 May