About

Connor Byrne is a poet and performer from Brighton, who now lives in London. They write and perform poetry focusing on ideas of gender and relationships. Connor uses they/them pronouns.

Performances

include… Brighton Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016-19 with Poets vs MCs, Trans Pride Brighton, London London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre, support for Out-Spoken Press Tour, LIVEwire salon at UN Women’s Art’s Week and Byline Festival

International performances

Featured at Open Secret in Paris (October 2017) and SpeakEasy in Brussels (October 2017)
Read at Desperate Literature and Nakama Lib in Madrid (June 2018)

Published work

Borrowed Robes (self published pamphlet, May 2017)
Parts and places (self published pamphlet, May 2018)
Poems in FRUITCAKE magazine, issue 3 (June 2019)

Slam

Roundhouse Slam Finalist 2017
Hammer and Tongue Regional Finalist 2017 (2nd runner up)
Hammer and Tongue National Finalist 2017 and 2018
BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam heat 2018 (2nd runner up)

cohorts

The Writer’s Place Poets 2018 (New Writing South with Dean Atta)
The Writing Room 2018 (Apples and Snakes with Rachel Long)

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