Toby Campion is an award winning British poet and playwright, born and raised in the Midlands. A freelance writer and workshop facilitator, he delivers writing workshops for all ages and abilities and does content and commission work.
Toby Campion is a UK National Poetry Slam Champion and a World Poetry Slam finalist. Recipient of the Silver Wyvern Award and First Place in the Poetry on the Lake Prizes 2017, awarded by Carol Ann Duffy, Toby has performed his poetry on stages across the UK, from Glastonbury Festival to London’s Royal Albert Hall, and in countries around the world, including America, Italy, Spain, Albania and South Korea. His debut play, WRECK, won the Fifth Word Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright 2015.
Director of UniSlam, Resident Artist at Camden’s prestigious Roundhouse and UK Young Artists Ambassador, Toby was one of the first resident poets of the River Thames. His poetry has been featured on national networks such as BBC Radio 2, Channel 4 and ITV and has been selected to represent the UK at numerous international conferences and events including Capturing Fire: International Queer Poetry Summit, the 18th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, the Paris Poetry World Cup and Next Generation Speaks.
“Toby Campion’s poetry is smart, witty and brilliantly delivered” – Jonathan Ross
“The voice of a generation” – BBC Sunday Politics
“Intelligent, forthright and at every turn hilarious” – The Speakers Corner