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tahlia mckinnon is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, content producer and freelance journalist from london.
she studied at goldsmiths university between 2013-2016, where she obtained a first class honours degree in ba media and english (with screenwriting).
tahlia has worked as content producer for leading non-profits, diabetes uk and the landscape institute. she has written for numerous publications, including acclaimed film magazines, little white lies and sinescreen.
tahlia has also worked in film, as screenwriter and script editor for a number of short films, creative director and videographer for award-winning hair salon, jones and payne, and briefly as a studio runner for twickenham studios and post-production houses, molinare and smoke and mirrors.
to commission a short screenplay, book or film review, script-reading services or short-form fiction, or book for a performance/event – contact tahlia here.

tahlia is inspired by the fiction of camilla way, khaled hosseini, margaret atwood, mary shelley, megan abbott and marcel proust.
her favourite books include the dead of summerthe end of everythingfight clubfrankensteinstargirlreasons she goes into the woods, we need to talk about kevin and wuthering heights,
her favourite poets include brenda shaughnessy, carol ann duffy, charly cox, jenny zhang, megan falley, thomas hardy and warsan shire.

forever a lover of film, tahlia’s favourite directors include alejandro gonzalez inarritu, francois truffaut, ken loach and mike leigh.
her favourite films include the 400 blows, amores perros, blue is the warmest colour, get out, into the wild, the revenant and secrets and lies.
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