My Bio

I’m a performance poet, author of one collection of poetry, two published short stories and a novel. I’m currently working on my second novel and second poetry collection in between bothering the various stages of the UK.

I’m also a regular host for Apples and Snakes and guest compere at venues like The Ivy, Black’s Club, Madam JoJo’s, Soho Theatre; three-time performer at Glastonbury; three Edinburgh Fringe shows; festivals include The Big Chill, Secret Garden Party and Standon Calling. I’m a member of the collectives Short Sharp Shock and Other Voices which are both amazing.

My writing has appeared in Trespass, Rising, Fuselit anthologies and Pen Pusher, the Oxford Muse book, ‘Guide to an Unknown City,’ and in Paul Burston’s anthology of gay short fiction, ‘Boys and Girls’ and its follow-up ‘Men and Women.’ I’ve also been published in Time Out and Diva.

My first collection of poetry, Into Temptation, was published by Tollington Press in 2009 and my first novel, After My Own Heart, was published by Limehouse Books in March 2012. I also won Literary Death Match that year.

I’ve taught workshops as part of SHOUT Festival and for International Women’s Day in Birmingham, at Temple Newsam House in Leeds for both children and adults, and recently at the National Portrait Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University and Cramlington High School. Available for all ages.

For all enquiries please email sophiablackwell@gmail.com

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