Catriona Knapman has lived in nine different countries over the past ten years. As a human rights worker she’s driven over mountains with Nicaraguan revolutionaries, tasted democracy brewing in Burmese teashops, walked the streets of Cairo during Egypt’s uprising, danced with a fat dancing teacher in a fire station (‘the only man in Nicaragua to wear Lycra’)……and met a few very bad cows.  As a writer, she’s crafted insightful, entertaining poems and stories about her experiences.

Now Catriona’s coming to the Fringe to tell us all about her travels, and to consider the impact that travel has on us all. On Friday 17 August, for one night only, she’ll be at Lighthouse Bookshop to perform her one-woman show Out on the World as part of Lighthouse’s Fresh Voices at the Fringe programme.

All the poems in Catriona’s show are original pieces, written during her time in each country. She invites the audience out into the world, to get to know unfamiliar places, to meet a range of people, to consider the unusual, and also to reflect on some deeper questions about justice and injustice in our global world.

Catriona Knapman is a Glaswegian writer and human rights worker. Her poems have been published widely in journals such as Magma, Gutter, The Mekong Review and Vox Poetica. She brought her 4-star, award winning show Out On The World to the Edinburgh 2016 Fringe (read our review here.) Find out more and connect with Catriona here: Instagram: @catrionaknapman or

Out on the World, 8pm Friday 17 August, Lighthouse Bookshop, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB.

The show is FREE (donations welcome), BYOB. No booking is required, but there are just 20 seats, so it’s first come first served. If you need assistance to access the venue, please get in touch with Lighthouse Bookshop on 0131 662 9112.