After a degree in performance and visual practise at Brighton University I then studied an MA in creative writing, art and education at Sussex University. I have won several awards for my short fiction including a Arvon/Jerwood prize, the Asham Award and most recently a Creative Future, Spotlight Books & Myriad editions competition. My stories have been published online and in anthologies including the Asham Anthology, the Creative Future anthology Sea Change, the wild Swimming anthology, Watermarks, and A Wedding Present Graphic anthology. I have had a short play and a docudrama broadcast on BBC Radio 4. I worked as script writer and consultant with Brighton based ACE funded theatre company Ragroof Theatre on two site specific performance pieces and with director Luan Blake on her project Machine Women. I continue to be involved in community arts and writing projects most recently Screenplayers, an Awards for All funded Community film making and story telling project. I recently returned to visual art after a break of twenty years and my text based installation piece, 8 Journeys Home was exhibited at the Matter exhibition at the Glynde Place Coach House.
I am passionate about supporting the work of other artists and writers and have run and hosted numerous live story nights in Brighton including Short Fuse, which ran at Komedia for six years, and Small Story Cabaret which now runs in Lewes.
I continue to work on writing projects and text based visual arts projects.
I run wild writing workshops for adults and children and am available for editing work, creative writing support, literary event management, creative writing and mindfulness workshops.