Latest: Listen to The Hidden Valley, my debut Radio commission as writer/presenter on Into the Wild, for Radio 3’s The Essay, produced by Novel Audio, one of five new pieces by writers/poets of urban/rural nature writing . 

My work will feature in Glimpse, the first anthology of Black British speculative fiction published this September by Inscribe/Peepal Tree Press, edited by Leone Ross. 

I am currently Writer-in-Residence at Seven Sisters Country Park and along the Sussex Heritage Coast, commissioned by the South Downs National Park Authority ,(SDNPA) creating a new body of writing and leading/curating a wider literature-focused arts programme, We See You Now, funded by Arts Council England until the end of this year. Listen to my residency podcast, The Colour of Chalk here. The first episode contains the audio story We See You Now (prologue), which sparked the whole project. The second episode features artist and writer Josephine Hall, the third is set in the Cuckmere Valley with Razia Aziz. Read more about my decolonial work with writers in the landscape through my Writing Retreats on  Crafting the Commons network blog  here

For further updates, check back here/the SDNP project sitejoin my malling list and/or follow #SevenSistersCountryPark, #WeSeeYouNow. The We See You Now programme is also supported by Writing our LegacyNew Writing South and a range of other partners, including. so far, ONCA and Enthum Foundation.  

After five years of writing, amazing support & belief from New Writing South & this year, a Chapter & Verse mentoring scholarship from Sable Lit/ TLC, I have just completed the manuscript of my artist memoir, In the Skin of a Stranger. You can read about it & preview an  extract here on December’s Writer showcase study from The Literary Consultancy

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

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

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

Archived speaking events :  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.

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 : 30 min film documenting my collaborative performance  project on debt across 9 cities, is online on vimeo – watch here.  2011-15 tour Funded by Arts Council England.

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