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.


include… Brighton Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016-19 with Poets vs MCs, Trans Pride Brighton, Roundhouse, 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)
Readings at 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)


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


Roundhouse Poetry Collective 2019/20
Soho Theatre Drag and Cabaret Lab 2019
Pow! 2019 (Spread the Word with Nick Field)
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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