Short bio

Georgina Wilding is a born and bred Nottinghamite who, after studying Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Nottingham, went on to set up the poetry publishing house, Mud Press.

She has performed her work both nationally and internationally at events such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Off Milosz festival in Poland. As well as this, she has been commissioned by organisations such as The Royal Shakespeare Company and BBC Radio Nottingham to write and perform, and has been invited to teach poetry for programmes such as the City Art's Refugee Forum collaboration, and Redhill Academy's specialisms week.

She has been published in literary journals such as “The Rialto” and “Kontent”, and in anthologies such as Peace Builders “Small Acts of Kindness” and Jubilee Press’ “The ‘art of Nottingham”.

In 2017 she was proudly crowned Nottinghams' first Young Poet Laureate, and in January 2019 was awarded a new position as the Creative Director of Nottingham Poetry Festival.