I’m currently writing poetry although in the past I’ve also written scripts – and the BBC have recently been in touch to say they’d like to repeat one of my plays on R4Extra, so stay tuned for that! – and short fiction. A pamphlet The Misplaced House was published by tall-lighthouse in November 2014 and I’m now completing a full collection.
In 2016 I started a Poetry Society Stanza group in Trowbridge which is currently on a summer break. We’ll meet again this Autumn (2017).
Since 2010, I’ve facilitated writing workshops in schools, adult education centres and libraries, as well as in a museum, a Town Hall and an art gallery, all in Wiltshire, which is where I’ve lived for the past 14 years.
I read my work regularly at reading series, open-mic nights and festivals and I’m thrilled to have been asked to read at the Greenbelt Festival in 2017.
In recent years, I’ve been a Writer in Residence for the Arts Council at libraries in Wiltshire and a Project Worker for The Reader Organisation when I set up and ran weekly read aloud groups for people with dementia and their carers. I was the inaugural Poet in Residence at Trowbridge Town Hall (September – December 2016) where I facilitated a series of poetry workshops and events including Say it with a Poem on National Poetry Day.
I’m the founder and editor of And Other Poems.
I was 2016 poet blogger for Winchester Poetry Festival and you can read my festival blogs here.