Ross Sutherland is a writer/ performer bases in the UK (PETERBOROUGH!) He has published three poetry collections Things To Do Before You Leave Town, in 2009, Twelve Nudes in 2010, and Hyakuretsu Kyakuin 2011.
In 2010, Ross collaborated with social gaming company Hide and Seek to make Hinterland– a live game played across Edinburgh, where players created a unique poem by talking to strangers and then relaying their conversations to an answering machine.
Much of his live literature work tries to combine poetry, stand-up comedy and multimedia visual. Spending a lot of time collaborating with illustrators, animators and short film-makers.
Ross’s first major theatre production was in 2005, with Aisle16′s Poetry Boyband. Boyband played in over 200 venues across the UK and won Time Out’s Critic’s Choice of the Year. Since then, his shows have included a travelogue of British service stations (commissioned by John Betjeman’s estate), a series of eulogies for fictional characters, a poetry show inspired by video games and another about Ross and his friends trying to blag their way into the illusive French writing movement, the OULIPO.
Ross will be guest speaker at the next Future Network evening held at Metal on 3rd April. He will also be in conversations with poets Mark Grist and Mixy (otherwise known as Dead Poets) on 1st May at Metal Chauffeurs Cottage.