Cecilia Knapp is a writer, poet and playwright. She has performed her work all over the UK and internationally. Commissions include the TATE, The Guardian and the BBC and she has been featured in Vogue as one of the UK's young poets to watch. She was shortlisted for the role of London Laureate in 2018 and longlisted for the 2019 Outspoken poetry prize. Her first show "Finding Home" was recently published by Burning Eye Books and toured the U.K. extensively. Her latest play ‘Losing The Night’ is supported by The Arts Council and is in development with the Brighton Dome and The Roundhouse, where it recently premiered. She is working on her first novel and her debut poetry pamphlet. She is currently poet in residence at Great Ormond Street Hospital and tutors the Roundhouse Poetry Collective as well as teaching creative writing and poetry for a number of other theatres, schools and organisations.
Cecilia is an ambassador for C.A.L.M (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) a charity that aims to reduce the silent stigma around depression, mental health and suicide.