Hattie Morrison is a writer, artist and arts events coordinator currently touring with a circus in England to research the notion of dust and ephemera. Her writing is fragmentary, melancholy and essayistic with a focus on small communities and rurality. In conversations at dinner parties with new people, you may find her describing her work as 'embellished non-fiction', but she almost always regrets using that term.
She is Young Welsh Writer of the Year, 2022 and a writer on the Representing Wales programme for Literature Wales, 2022.
Before studying online at the Royal College of Art throughout the pandemic, Hattie graduated with a First Class Hons. BFA from The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford on a full socio-economic scholarship. Since 2015, her involvement with literary and art events programming has influenced her writing practice, feeding into her creative output and research focus. She is passionate about public access to arts and culture, and has worked as an editor and writer on projects for the Kyoto Art Centre, United Nations HQ, National Geographic and the BBC.
As a student at the Royal College of Art, Hattie founded and hosted scrawl – an online writing community with members from across the globe who gathered weekly to participate in free auto-writing and prompt-based workshops. Through this group, she was editor of two publications (ending, stopping, closing & Designer as Writer – with Anya Landolt) which are available at Good Press, MAGMA and TACO! in London.
Alongside founding this scrawl, Hattie organised seminars, lectures, workshops and radio shows for ARC MAGAZINE: Proxyerotics as part of the events team for the official Royal College of Art publication of 2021.