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Sophia Walker

Award-winning poet, playwright and teacher. UN and TEDx commissions

Born and based in London, England, UK

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Languages spoken

English

French

About

BBC Slam Champion Sophia Walker is an internationally renowned poet, playwright and educator.

Commissioned by organisations as diverse as the UK Health Alliance, Million Women Rise and the UN, Sophia has performed everywhere from Las Vegas to the Scottish Parliament.

UK representative for the World Slam Championship 2015 and the World LGBT Slam Championships, her debut collection Opposite The Tourbus was shortlisted for 'Reader’s Choice' of The Guardian’s First Book Award.

Her three plays have garnered four awards thus far and have toured through theaters internationally.

Sophia has been regularly nominated Best UK Spoken Word Performer. 



Sophia Walker : Around the World in Eight Mistakes from arts-news on Vimeo.

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Bibliography

Opposite The Tourbus, 2014, Burning Eye Books

​UK chapter, Flicker & Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry, 2013, Low Brow Press

By Grand Central Station We Sat Down And Wept, Kevin Cadwallander (ed), 2010, Red Squirrel Press