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Georgina Wilding, Young Poet Laureate 2017/18

Georgina is a poet and learning designer born and bred in Nottingham. She is also the Young Poet Laureate for Nottingham 2017/18.

About Georgina

Georgina is a poet and learning designer born and bred in Nottingham. She grew up in a working-class family with Irish Catholic roots and is one of 13 grandchildren. Her current work in poetry has a focus on gender and expression. Alongside this, she is the founding editor of Nottingham based poetry publishing house, Mud Press, which recently saw the launch of their newest anthology WOMAN.

She has been commissioned by organisations such as the BBC to write and perform for both radio and TV, has toured her poetry across the UK and Germany, and recently performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has a first-class degree in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Nottingham, and began her career in poetry working within the Nottingham-based spoken word collective, Mouthy Poets.

Georgina is an experienced performer on television and radio, and the stage, and we are very keen for her to appear across these mediums to show how she uses words with great skill and playfulness, breaking poetry out of the page and into something engaging for all.

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