Who?

A writer from London, where you’ll usually still find me. My interest is in the many ways writing can be used to empower the individual.

In Autumn 2018 I received funding from the Arts Council England to take up a Writers Residency at Migrants Organise where I work predominantly with migrant families to tell their stories.

I have worked as a Creative Writing Workshop Facilitator for lots of programmes with English PEN and other community based organisations. I specialise in work with displaced young people; groups writing in several languages, LAC, SEN, homeless, refugee and asylum seekers. I am an editor of the chapbooks produced by these writers.

I am also a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths with an academic focus on narratives of grief in fiction. My short prose has been published by Vanguard Editions. My spoken word collaborative short was performed at RichMix. My journalism has appeared in magazines including Time Out and Mslexia. The opening to my forthcoming novel, The Eulogist, was once shortlisted for the Pat Kavanagh Prize.

Starting out in advertising at Saatchi & Saatchi, I went on to study BA Journalism at City University London and MA Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. I have previously worked at Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Index on Censorship and The Orwell Prize.

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