Dr. Carly Brown is a writer, teacher and academic researcher originally from Austin, Texas and now living in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is the author of a bestselling children’s picture book, I Love St Andrews, and a debut poetry pamphlet, Grown Up Poetry Needs to Leave Me Alone. Her second poetry pamphlet, Anastasia, Look in the Mirror, will be published by Stewed Rhubarb Press in July 2020. She was Scotland’s National Champion of Slam Poetry in 2013 and placed 4th at the World Series of Slam Poetry competition in Paris.
Known for her lively and witty spoken word poems, Carly has performed at Glastonbury Festival, StAnza Poetry Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. She holds an MLitt with Distinction and a Doctorate of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, and she is currently working on a historical fiction novel set during the American Revolution. Her novel manuscript was long-listed for the 2019 Mslexia Novel Award.