with Rachel Amey, Demi Anter, Mark Gallie & The Repeat Beat Poet
Showcasing the top spoken word talent from Scotland and the UK! From laugh-out-loud funny, through the wonderfully surreal, to the thoughtful and emotional – Loud Poets continue to prove that Spoken Word has something for everyone.
Rachel Amey is a poet and spoken word performer who lives and works in Edinburgh. She has shared her work at many events from the early days of The Traverse Theatre’s Monday Lizard to recent online Zoom explorations for Campbell’s Ceilidh - including sets for the opening Lyceum Variety Night, Edinburgh Hogmanay’s Scot: Lands, Blue Metropolis Festival Montreal (in exchange with Edinburgh Book Festival), Stanza, Glasgow Merchant City Festival, Rally and Broad, Flint and Pitch, Leith Lates, Loud Poets and more. She was the winner of the inaugural slams for both the National Library of Scotland and Luminate Festival, as well as being a finalist for the Scottish Nationals and BBC Fringe slams. Rachel also qualified as a British Sign Language interpreter five years ago and completed an MSc module on ‘Interpreting in Arts and Culture settings’ at Queen Margaret University last year.
Demi Anter is an Austrian-American writer who came of age in the Californian desert. Her writing has appeared in magma, Banshee, Ninth Letter, and The Times (UK) as part of Liv Torc’s “Haiflu” project. She has performed at Glastonbury Festival, Electric Picnic Festival, Poetry Ireland, and She Grrrowls. Her debut poetry collection, Small Machine, comes out with Write Bloody UK in April 2022. After many years in Berlin, she now lives in London where she is currently pursuing an MFA in acting from Rose Bruford College.
Mark Gallie is an Edinburgh-based actor, poet, producer and writer. He is one of the directors of I Am Loud Productions and has been writing poetry since 2015. He has performed across the UK and Internationally as a feature performer, organised & hosted multiple fringe shows & monthly events, and supported Shane Koyczan during the Scottish leg of his 2019 tour. By day, Mark can be found exploring, performing and writing about Myths & Legends, Fantasy, "Geek Culture" and the weird & wonderful. By night, he tries to take over the world.
Peter deGraft-Johnson is a British-born Ghanaian writer, broadcaster, and artist known by The Repeat Beat Poet. His debut pamphlet, 'A Testament To Life And Death' was released on February 17th by Verve Poetry Press, investigating his relationships with faith, loss, hope, and post-imperial 'British' identity.
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