BIO

My work offers a tapestry of intricate themes, bold writing and passionate intensity, creating a lyrical conversation straight to the heart. I have read in numerous venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, the Arnolfini, St George’s, The South Bank Centre and Colston Hall, as well as a scattering of house parties and pub toilets. My short stories, journalism, and poetry have been published in various anthologies and magazines and my collection of poetic flash non fiction, ‘Talk You Round Till Dusk,’ was published by Burning Eye Books in 2015. I have just completed an MA at Bath Spa University where my second collection All the Journeys I Never Took, received a Distinction. In April 2017 the book will be published by Burning Eye and I will be touring an Arts Council Funded immersive spoken word show under the same title. I have written commissions for Cirque Bijou, The BRI Hospital, Chelsea Flower Show and Bristol Festival of Nature, appeared on Radio 4 and my work has been claimed ‘Mesmerising’ by The Guardian. I have been a writer in residence in a variety of libraries, schools and art institutes. When not performing I teach spoken word in multiple venues, including the Barbican Theatre and Royal Geographical Society. In San Francisco, I worked for the globally-recognised creative writing centre, 826 Valencia. Back home I was a poetry facilitator on Shake The Dust, the UK’s largest ever teen spoken word slam which appeared in schools throughout the country. Currently I run the Bristol branch of the prestigious Hammer and Tongue, manage The Wandering Word Workshop Tent and am Co-Director for the Applied Theatre Action Initiative, a California-based arts organisation that works with teenagers across the globe to create solution-focused social change. I also have an intense love of black coffee, the Deep South and possess some questionable dance moves.

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