Imogen Stirling is a Glasgow-based artist. She is a performance poet, theatre-maker, musician, writer and facilitator.
She was the inaugural Writer-in-Residence for Paisley BookFestival 2021, is currently leading on Wigtown Book Festival’s youth programme and features as a writer/performer on BAFTA-winning Sky Arts documentary, Life & Rhymes, hosted by Benjamin Zephaniah.
Imogen is a highly regarded artist who has performed her work widely throughout the UK and abroad (inc. BBC, Latitude Festival, Lindisfarne Festival, Neu! Reekie!, Sofar Sounds). Her second poetry collection, Love The Sinner, was published by Verve Poetry Press and is also being released as an album in collaboration with Sarah Carton and a live theatre show, co-produced by Vanishing Point Theatre Company.
Imogen is best 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. She was awarded ‘Artist of the Year 2021’ (Scottish Emerging Theatre Awards/National Theatre of Scotland), is part of the Convergence 2022 screenwriting cohort and is co-founder of Siren Theatre Company.
Imogen’s role as an educator and community facilitator is integral to her performance poetry career; she is a highly experienced spoken word/creative writing workshop leader, focusing on writing, spoken word, expression and mental health.