Richie Brown - Writer and Poet

Biography

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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Do you want to hear a story?

Do you want to hear a story? Try the Aberdeen Storytelling Festival this weekend. Yesterday I popped along to the launch of the Aberdeen Storytelling Festival, a unique event taking place in one of the shop units in Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Centre. We were welcomed with a short speech by the Deputy Lord Provost and …

Speakin’ Weird

Speakin’ Weird 12th July, Underdog, Aberdeen I felt privileged to be only the second headline act to play Speakin’ Weird, Aberdeen’s newest performance poetry extravaganza, this week. It’s the brainchild of Sparklechops (aka Orla) and it’s a fantastic night full of poetry and comedy. There were some fantastic turns in the open mic which makes …

The Writers’ Room

The Writers’ Room is a nine-week programme run by Creative Learning (Aberdeen City Council) for emerging writers to develop their professional practice and, since the beginning of May, I’ve been a part of it. We’ve had sessions looking at our creative “journey” so far; how we publicise ourselves (this shiny new website you’re looking at …

Under New Ownership

There has been a regular poetry night at Books and Beans since 2003 when it became the venue for evenings run by the Dead Good Poets group.  For as long as I have been going, however, the night has been run by poet Olivia McMahon and, after putting on a long list of poets from …

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