Carly Brown (b. 1991) is an award-winning writer and performer based in Edinburgh. She is the author of a poetry pamphlet, Grown Up Poetry Needs to Leave Me Alone, and a bestselling children’s picture book, I Love St Andrews. In 2013, she won Scotland’s National Championships of Slam Poetry and placed 4th at the World Series of Slam Poetry in Paris. She has performed across the UK and internationally, including at Glastonbury Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe, and was shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize (2018). Her poetry and short fiction have been published in numerous places both in print and online.
Originally from Austin, Texas, she has lived in Scotland since 2010 and holds a Doctorate of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. She currently runs writing workshops with schools and community groups and is working on a historical novel.
In her spare time, she volunteers at The Georgian House as a costumed guide and muses about early American history and historical fiction over on her blog.