Following a successful inaugural year of the Writer-in-Residence position, led by writer, educator and musician, Imogen Stirling, we are delighted to announce Victoria McNulty our 2022 Festival Writer-in-Residence.
Victoria McNulty is a poet, performer and community arts worker from the East End of Glasgow. Her writing centres around local stories and histories, touching on social class and personal experience. Victoria’s collection Confessionals (Speculative Books) was developed into a spoken word show (Sonnet Youth) and toured nationally to critical acclaim. She was a participant in New Reekie’s Residency at Curfew Tower, County Antrim and has performed at established arts festivals across the UK and Ireland including The Edinburgh Festival, BBC 6 Music Festival, Fèile an Phobail (Belfast) and The James Connolly Festival (Dublin).
Work from her recent publication and feature length film Exiles (Speculative Books/ Fair Pley) has been awarded the John Byrne Award (2021) Third Quarter Prize. Victoria is the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam (2019) Runner Up and Sonnet Youth Slam Champion. She was awarded Writer O the Year at the Scots Language Awards (2021).