About Josephine

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.

book for header May 2015


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).


Some of the Town Hall Poets

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.