Victoria McNulty is a performance poet and community arts worker from the East End of Glasgow. She has a MA European Civilisations from the University of Glasgow, with an interest in language and heritage in Scotland. Her poetry and short stories have been published in a number of anthologies, including Culture Matters, Neu Reekie Untitled, Nutmeg and Beyond the Swelkie. Her work has featured in a variety of media broadcasts, including BBC Loop, the National Library of Scotland, BBC The Social, The Scottish Poetry Library’s Pass the Mic, and BBC Radio Scotland.
She has been Writer in Residence at Paisley Book Festival, as well as a participant of Neu Reekie’s year long residency at Curfew Tower, County Antrim. She has performed at esteemed arts and literature festivals across the UK and Ireland, including Edinburgh International Festival, James Connolly Festival (Dublin), BBC 6 Music Festival, and Féile an Phobail (Belfast).
Victoria’s books Confessionals and Exiles have been published by Glasgow Indie publishers Speculative Books. In 2018, Confessionals was developed into a spoken word show in collaboration with Sonnet Youth, and toured the UK and Ireland, as well as a short run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, to critical acclaim. In 2020, Exiles was made into a feature film directed by Kevin P Gilday and David Hayman JR. Work from Exiles was awarded the John Byrne Award Quarterly Prize in October 2020.
She has worked in collaboration with many community groups in Scotland through creative writing workshops and Community Arts engagement. These include FARE Easterhouse, Cumbernauld Theatre, Sunny Govan Radio, The Walled Garden Perth and Govanhill Baths, as well as guest facilitator roles with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Dance.
Victoria is the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam 2019 runner up, and the current Sonnet Youth Slam Champion. In 2020, she was the recipient of the Scots Language Awards Writer O the Year Award.
Website & Publisher Page – Victoria McNulty (webador.com)