Fat Kid Running:

Wee Reviews – four stars :

“With Fat Kid Running, Katherine McMahon presents an honest and brilliant spoken word theatre show that is filled with powerful words and attention grabbing imagery. The performer’s beaming personality is present throughout and this allows the show to unfurl with an easy energy and a joyful glee that is infectious and entertaining.”

 

Treasure in the History of Things:

“[Treasure in the History of Things] is gorgeous… [The poetry has] a self-awareness coupled with wonder at nature that makes it rather charming. There should be more poets who can both marvel at anthropomorphised wind that ‘scrawls its name across my cheeks’ and discuss astronomers’ wavelengths.” Dana Bubulj, Sabotage Reviews

“[Katherine McMahon is] a mellifluous performer… [Treasure in The History of Things contains] some very beautiful and thoughtful pieces.” Elizabeth Rimmer, The Scottish Review of Books 

Performance:

“[Katherine] has immense stage charm, and a naturalness in performance that helps her words really reach the audience.” Andrew Schlater, Sphinx Reviews 

“The highlight of the night.” James Webster and Dana Bubulj, Sabotage Reviews

“Katherine is a real leading light of the spoken word scene here in Edinburgh. I’ve seen her captivate audiences from dive bars to alongside a full orchestra.” Harry Giles

Workshops:

“I found today’s workshop really inspiring… It was very well structured and facilitated, and testament to your gentle approach that everyone read their work and contributed feedback.” Workshop participant

Projects:

“Speak Out was an ideal project to be part of as a professional poet: well organised, with clear aims, good communication and strong support, that took real care of participants and facilitators. I think this work is incredibly important and I was proud to be part of it.” Workshop leader, Speak Out project

“This was a wonderful event. I found the environment very supportive and encouraging… I was deeply moved by the stories that were shared and really appreciated being able to share in those moments in such a lovely, caring, environment.” Audience member, Naked Among Thistles book launch

 

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