We See You Now

Listen to We See You Now (prologue), my first piece of  speculative eco-fiction writing, on soundcloud.

I am excited to have been awarded a 2 year project grant from Arts Council England earlier this year, sparked by this story,  for a further writing/audio commission and associated programme (podcasts, writer retreats, workshops, live events, anthology) in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority , who have appointed me as Writer-in-Residence at Seven Sisters Country Park and along the Sussex Heritage Coast. The wider programme is also supported by Writing our Legacy, New Writing South and a range of other cultural and community partners. Full details of what we will be up to soon! For a  heads-up here is a blog introducing the project/ residency. 

 Read my guest blog about it for New Writing South written during my R+D period for the backstory to the project.

 I am back on the manuscript for my first novel, working on the final draft with the support of SableLit, via a Chapter and Verse TLC scholarship award …last year it made the longlist for the S I Leeds Literary Prize.

Listen to Care(free) a new piece of poetic prose I wrote as a result of my  time last winter as Associate artist at Birkbeck Gender and  Sexuality Studies Centre, exploring contemporary and mythical intersections between care, freedom and human rights.

I have had my first poem published in print, in a new Literary Magazine, Covert, click here to order and for details. 

Watch and make /reflect along with our vimeo workshop series  on the emotional commons in times of crisis , Craft in Commoncommissioned by Craftspace and now touring as part of We Are Commoners,  (part of Crafting the Commons ). Craftspace and this project recently co-won the 2020 Achates Prize

 Listen here to me talking with wordsmith and artist Omope Daiboku, on a new Podcast series ‘Life in a Time of Corona’,  about the effect of the crisis on our creativity, and relationship to environment and daily life.

I had my first short story published in print last year, as part of Writing Our Legacy’s new anthology, Hidden Sussex: Fiction, non-fiction and poetry from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic experience. It is on sale online . 

Recently / ongoing

I am Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, University of London

Read my Library Shelf online hosted by art and writing publishers Akerman Daly. 

Check out my sculpture on the cover of a new edition of Suffrage Plays by Methuen, edited by Naomi Paxton here.  

Archived speaking events /podcasts / other :

In conversation with Philosopher Sacha Golob (Kings College) as part of a series of Visual Arts and Philosophy Salons at Fernandez and Wells, Somerset House, London. Podcast here

In conversation at the Stuart Hall Library at INIVA with Dr Christine  Checinska -Shaw. Listen here. (scroll to bottom for file)

On Radio 4 Midweek with Libby Purves, talking about gift, debt, art and  birth alongside Satish Kumar, Brian Blessed and Mark Harris.  Listen to the programme on Iplayer here.

Burning The Books : Our film documenting the project tour, is online on vimeo – watch here.  2011-15 tour Funded by Arts Council England.

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