I’m currently writing poetry although in the past I’ve also written scripts and short fiction. A pamphlet The Misplaced House was published by tall-lighthouse in November 2014 and I’m now completing a full collection.
I live in Wiltshire where, 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. In 2016 I started a Poetry Society Stanza group in Trowbridge which currently meets at Trowbridge Town Hall on the second Monday of each month. The next meeting is on Monday 12 June, 6- 8pm. Details here.
I’ve organised a Poetry Night at Drawing Projects UK (Bridge House) Trowbridge on Wednesday, 14th June, 7pm – 9pm. Hilda Sheehan is Guest Poet and there will be plenty of opportunities to read a poem or flash fiction at the open-mic. Tickets are £5 on the door (price includes a drink). More details here.
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.