Katrina Quinn

“It’s exciting to watch someone whose poetry has such muscle power and who can communicate a strong personal presence. A poet no one is going to mess with, in other words”
Heathcote Williams

Katrina has moved house more than 20 times.

She’s collected many friends, poems, stories, photographs and dance moves along the way.

Home is currently Shoreham-by-sea, just along the coast from Brighton where she first started performing poems in 2006 (while studying Anthropology and Spanish!).

Katrina’s work has a strong sense of rhythm, shared with energy, passion and sensitivity. She writes often about belonging, spirituality and connection, inspired by true life stories.

Katrina’s debut show ‘Individual Medley’ — about moving to Zambia aged 12 and about swimming—is at Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

“Quinn is such an engaging and charismatic performer she carries you with her every step of the way”
Swindon Advertiser

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Events

FUTURE

 

Friday 6th July 6pm: Writer’s Place Poets’ Showcase @ New Writing South, Brighton

Monday 6th – Sunday 19th August 11.55am: Individual Medley @ Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

PAST HIGHLIGHTS

27th May 2018: Children & Family Poetry Set @ Elderflowerfields Festival
22nd April 2018: Poetry set @ El Geebee Tea Queue Festival (Junkyard Dogs)
7th April 2018: Individual Medley @ Swindon Fringe Festival (Phoenix Theatre) READ THE REVIEW!
25th March 2018: Individual Medley @ Hove Grown New Writing Festival (Maydays Studio)
24th March 2018: Poetry set @ Hickory Signals Presents (West Street Lofts) FACEBOOK VIDEO
15th – 18th March 2018: Creative Movement Workshops @ Mumbai WATCH A VIDEO
14th January 2018: Poetry set @ El Geebee Tea Queue (The Brunswick)

December 2017: Poetry set @ Where did you sleep last night? (Junkyard Dogs)
October 2017: Poetry residency for Seedbed Foundation
July 2017: Callaloo Workshops Fellowship (Oxford University)
July 2017: Individual Medley @ Penzance Literary Festival
May 2017: Individual Medley @ Brighton Fringe

“Thank you for your stunning contribution to the two days.  The poems were so beautiful and poignant”
Residency Organiser
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Words

“Dusty Wings” – Tearfund competition winning poem for National Poetry Day 2017 (video)

Grace has flat shoes

Breathe Out Peace – (SoundCloud)

Resurrection

“If I Met A Cocoa Farmer” – Divine Chocolate competion winner (video)

“Audacious Expression” (video)

“Brighton” (video)

“Revolution” (video)

You have a truly unique voice, and you navigate the subject with intelligence, creativity and beauty. There’s a delightfully whimsical quality to the poem that is nevertheless incredibly powerful, building to a genuinely emotional crescendo in the last stanza.”
Gideon Heugh, Tearfund competition judge