Richie Brown - Writer and Poet


Possibly best known for his madcap, macabre and often demented short stories, Richie was born in 1977 in Elgin, Scotland but did not begin writing poetry or short stories until his early thirties through a course in Creative Writing at the Open University. A lover of poetic form, rhythm and rhyme, Richie began taking part in the open mic sessions at both the Demented Eloquence and Books and Beans poetry evenings and soon became a regular face in and around Aberdeen poetry events eventually becoming host of his own Per-Verse! Nights in the city’s Cellar 35 venue.

He performed at the 2014 StAnza poetry festival in the Saturday night slam event and has chaired Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree Writers. He has released one full poetry collection, ‘Travel with my Rants’, through Blue Salt and is currently working on his first novel for children.

Richie lives in North Aberdeenshire with his wife, Cat, and two other cats - Frank and Tilly.

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