Originally from Austin, Texas, Carly Brown is a writer, spoken word poet, and PhD student based in Scotland. She’s the author of a children’s picture book, I Love St Andrews, and a poetry chapbook, Grown Up Poetry Needs to Leave Me Alone.
In 2013, she was Scotland’s National Champion of Slam Poetry and 4th at the World Series of Slam Poetry in Paris, France. She has been a featured poet at locations around the US and Europe including Glastonbury Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe and StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival.
Carly graduated from the University of St Andrews with a first-class undergraduate degree in English Literature and from the University of Glasgow’s Creative Writing MLitt with Distinction. She’s currently a doctoral student in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow and working on her first novel. She teaches creative writing to undergraduates at University of Strathclyde and works as the Research Assistant for the Creative Writing Interventions for Young People in Recovery from Mental Illness project. She’s also a Features writer for Broadway Baby magazine covering the Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh International Book Festival in August 2017.