Cecilia Knapp is a writer, performer, theatre maker and poet. She has headlined at some of the UK’s top poetry nights and performed on stages at festivals including Bestival, Secret Garden Party and Wilderness. She’s taken work to the Edinburgh Fringe as well as internationally and shared work at the Cheltenham Literature Festival where she was guest curator in 2016.
She was an artist in residence at the Roundhouse and spent a year on their board as a young trustee representing young artists. More recently she’s been artist in residence at Pimlico Library creating work with the community. Her poetry has been played on XFM, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4, 5 LIVE and 1Xtra and she has featured in Vogue, Dazed and Jungle magazines.
Recent commissions include The Guardian, BBCiplayer and the TATE. Cecilia delivered a Ted X talk at Warwick university on the theme of creativity and healing. Her one woman theatre show ‘Finding Home’, an exploration of loss, mental health and womanhood, directed by Stef O’Driscoll ( Kate Tempest’s ‘Hopelessly Devoted’) has been published by Burning Eye Books and has toured the UK extensively.
She is working on her debut poetry collection and she is writing her first novel.
Cecilia has been described as ‘mesmerising’ and ‘totally gripping.’ Her writing has been described as ‘light as a birds feather’ (Lyn Gardner.)