Maria Ferguson

Sunday 23/06/24
First Word Tent

Award-winning poet and theatre-maker, Maria Ferguson, will be sharing work from her upcoming poetry collection, Swell, out with Penguin in 2024.


Her debut one-woman show Fat Girls Don’t Dance sold out performances across the UK, including at the Edinburgh Fringe, and won a Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show. Her follow-up Essex Girl was shortlisted for the Tony Craze Award and won Show of the Week at VAULT Festival.


Maria’s latest poetry collection follow one woman’s journey into motherhood through pregnancy, miscarriage birth and beyond, charting a journey through loss and wilting houseplants toward recovery, empowerment and renewal.


Contains some strong language and sexual references. Suitable for ages 12+.


Photo credit: Matthew Thomas / Suzi Corker