I’m a writer, currently writing poetry although in the past I’ve also written scripts and short fiction. In July 2017 the BBC were in touch to say they’d like to repeat one of my plays on R4Extra, so stay tuned for that! A pamphlet The Misplaced House was published by tall-lighthouse in November 2014 and I’m now completing a full collection, to be published in 2018. I’m delighted to be working with St Gregory’s Catholic College, Bath, as Writer-in-Residence from September 2017.
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. 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.