Recently shortlisted for Young Poet Laureate for London, Laurie Bolger is a poet and presenter with a style that is consistently down to earth and accessible. 

Laurie Bolger was born in London W10 in 1989, she studied English and Irish Literature in Ireland and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Laurie currently hosts BANG Said the Gun London’s leading Stand-Up Poetry Night and multi-award winning poetry radio show “Round @ Laurie’s” live from Camden’s iconic Roundhouse. 

Laurie was recently appointed lead facilitator for BBC 1Xtra’s Words First London. Laurie has performed at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Old Vic Theatre and 02 Arena as well as being Poet in Residence in schools libraries and Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park. Her first collection ‘Box Rooms’ was published in 2016 (Burning Eye Books).