As part of my writer residency at Seven Sisters Country Park & along the Sussex Heritage Coast, commissioned by the South Downs National Park, I am writing a new body of mythopoetic, speculative stories, following on from my prologue audio story, We See You Now, (listen above).
Alongside this, I have been curating an audio anthology, interweaving decolonised perspectives on the multiple identities of this coastal landscape, connection with the more-than-human, reflections on ecological loss, & future, collective dreaming. You can read more about my work across this landscape since May 2020, here , through writing/walking retreats with writers of global majority heritage based in the South East (produced by Writing our Legacy). The creative refuge offered by the landscape & a sense of solidarity & kinship through what has been an intense time of change, has been a key driver for the evolution of the project.
The We See You Now programme includes:
- Dialogues with writers/activists of colour across the landscape through my residency podcast, The Colour of Chalk
- New writing in audio form commissioned and embedded across the landscape & online & live with a preview launch this winter and to be embedded across the landscape from Spring 2023.
- Writers retreats and follow-up writer days across the landscape & online.
- Talks, dialogues, writing workshops and broadcasts. Listen to my Radio 3 into the Wild /The Essay writer/presenter piece here for a flavour of my current work.