I am excited to have been awarded a project grant until the end of 2022 from Arts Council England, sparked by the above audio 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 and with whom! For a heads-up here is a blog introducing the project/ residency.
The above story is 16 minutes long. If you are able to go outside , and are in reach of the coast or water’s edge, I invite you to take this track (click on the Soundcloud strip above to play) with you on headphones – and something to write with – for enhanced listening, and perhaps a response.
Voice: Alinah Azadeh. Sound: Sonic Boom Audio
Last year I wrote a blog for New Writing South, read here, on the journey to becoming a writer.
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The above story – We See You Now (prologue) was funded by a 2019-20 R&D project grant from Arts Council England, with writer support from New Writing South, plus Live Art Development Agency (study residency), Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, and Writing Our Legacy . R&D Mentors; Lucy Day and Louise Blackwell via an AN Bursary in early 2019. Dramaturgical support: Joanna Rosenfeld, Nimmy March. And my beta listeners /readers – in particular Adam Lowe at Inscribe/ Peepal Tree Press, writer Emily Lassalle and all the Retreat Writers.