Giovanna MacKenna

Giovanna MacKenna grew up on Scotland’s west coast. She was an actor and a journalist and is now a poet and workshop facilitator. At present she is poet in residence at Dundee’s Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research and is also working with South Lanarkshire’s Remembering Together Covid Memorial project. Recently she’s judged Glasgow Women’s Library’s Calm Slam 2023 and been a Visual Verse lead writer. You can find current work in Sídhe Press, Stanza Cannon, Black Bough and Nine Pens. Giovanna’s first collection is available from The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing. For more info visit and follow her on Instagram/X @giovmacpoet

Giovanna is one of the readers for To Light The Trails.

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