We Hear You Now

 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 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.