Gerda Stevenson, writer, actor, director, singer-songwriter, works in theatre, television, radio, film, and opera, throughout Britain and abroad. Her poetry, drama and prose have been widely published, staged and broadcast. Her play, FEDERER VERSUS MURRAY toured to New York in 2012, and her many theatre performances include the title role in Edwin Morgan’s Scots translation of Racine’s PHEDRE. Nominated three times for the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, and as Scots Singer of the Year for the MG Alba Trad Awards, following release of her album NIGHT TOUCHES DAY, she appeared in BRAVEHEART, and won a BAFTA Best Film Actress award for her role in Margaret Tait’s BLUE BLACK PERMANENT.
Literary festival readings include Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Trinidad, Italy, USA, UK and Ireland.
Her opera libretto, a contemporary re-telling of Coleridge’s THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, was commissioned by the University of Edinburgh, 2017.
Her poetry collection IF THIS WERE REAL (Smokestack Books, 2013), was published in Italian, SE QUESTO FOSSE VERO, by Edizioni Ensemble, Rome, 2017.
Gerda’s latest book is QUINES, a collection of poetry giving voice to 68 remarkable women of Scotland from BC to the 21st century - queens, politicians, a fish-gutter, scientists, artists, a salt seller, sportswomen, and many more, including a whole football team. (Luath Press, 2018).
GERDA WILL BE READING FROM QUINES AT ATKINSON-PRYCE BOOKSHOP IN BIGGAR AT 7.30pm on WEDNESDAY 18th APRIL.
SHE WILL BE AT WATERSTONES, BYRES ROAD, GLASGOW AT 7.30pm on THURSDAY 19th APRIL
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