Ellen Renton is a poet, performer, and theatre maker from Edinburgh. She holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Glasgow and a Masters in Creative Writing: Poetry from the University of East Anglia. Since performing her work for the first time in 2015, she has done so at venues and festivals around the UK including the Roundhouse, the Scottish Parliament, Verve Poetry Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe. While always keeping poetry at its core, her work varies in form: recent projects have included a climate-themed EP in collaboration with musician Lord of the Isles, and a short film directed by Douglas Tyrrell Bunge which combined poetry, music, and dance to reframe Greek myth. In 2019 she created Within Sight – a solo poetry theatre show about albinism, ableism, and the Paralympics. Her debut poetry pamphlet will be published this year by Stewed Rhubarb Press.
Image: Ellen Renton (Photography by Ryan Buchanan)