As part of my writer residency at Seven Sisters Country Park & along the Sussex Heritage Coast (which runs until Oct 2023), commissioned by the South Downs National Park, and supported by Arts Council England, I have written a new body of mythopoetic, speculative stories and narrative poems. Alongside this, I commissioned and curated work by writers involved with this landscape and literature project, which interweaves trans-global perspectives on the multiple identities of this coastal landscape, connection with the more-than-human, reflections on ecological loss, & future, collective dreaming.
You can join us live on May 26th at Brighton Festival for We See You Now – Walking and Writing the Global imaginary. Book tickets for the event at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts here.
You can read more about our We See You Now programme across this landscape (2020 -22), here , through writing/walking retreats with writers of colour 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. There will be more announcements from late April pending funding and support.
The We See You Now programme included:
- Dialogues with writers/activists of colour across the landscape through my residency podcast, The Colour of Chalk
- New writing commissions.
- Writers retreats across the landscape, led by myself and produced by Writing Our Legacy and follow-up writer days across the landscape & online. A masterclass retreat in May 2022 with renowned novelist Leone Ross.
- 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 work. More public work to be announced in April/May 2023.