National Writers’ Conference 2019

On Saturday 22 June, I attended the National Writers’ Conference hosted by Writing West Midlands, at the Bramall Music Building on the University of Birmingham campus. It was a very thought-provoking day of panels, keynote speakers, and networking breaks; a chance to mingle with writers, friends both old and new. Here, I write a few words on the panels I attended, and the interesting insights I gained throughout the day.

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Uni of Loughborough Poet-in-Residence, 2019/20!

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I will be poet-in-residence at the University of Loughborough for the academic year 2019/20!

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Independent’s Day at Hay

On Friday 31 May, I attended a reading as a part of the ‘Independent’s Day at Hay’ event, a fringe event held in Hay-on-Wye during the running of the main festival.

The event showcased a number of writers of all genres, who have all been published independently. The readings varied from film fiction and thrillers, to non-fiction accounts of place, people and the past. My contribution was to read some poetry, from my debut collection, Bella.

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Bella Shortlisted for Saboteur Award

I’m beyond thrilled that my debut poetry pamphlet, Bella, was nominated for a Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet!

A huge thank you to everyone who nominated her (and me!) – this is definitely not something I could ever have seen happening, and certainly not something that would have happened without the support and love people have shown my little pamphlet. I just wanted to write a little on my thoughts following this fantastic news.

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