Debbie Cannon


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Debbie Cannon

Debbie is a writer and actor based in Edinburgh. She has written, performed and produced two one-woman shows, both aiming to give a voice to overlooked women's stories. Green Knight is an award-winning re-telling of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton, based on the writings of a seventeenth-century Yorkshire woman, was written for the Being Human Festival in 2019, as part of a larger research project being undertaken by Dr Cordelia Beattie at the University of Edinburgh. She's also written and recorded four short monologues for film, Three Voices, and You Don't Own Me for the web-series for Scottish writers, The End.

Between 2017 and 2019 she was one of the creative directors of Infinitesimals, a branch of the science-fiction collective, Shoreline of Infinity, adapting short stories into audio dramas to be performed live and recorded for the Soundwave podcast.

In 2017, she was short-listed for the Kelpies Prize for new, unpublished children's fiction.

She was selected to read her short story, Billy's War as part of Edinburgh City of Literature's Storyshop event at Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2016. She also writes poetry and has had poems published in Northwords Now, and on-line on the sites Open Mouse, Clear Fiction, Peeking Cat, and Dear Damsels. Her comedy sketches have been performed on stage and as part of the BBC Radio Scotland programme Jiggedy.

Photograph by Scott Cadenhead

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