I am a teacher, writer and walking artist. My writing is mostly concerned with sense of place, environment, memory and childhood. I teach creative writing, run workshops and organise events for writers of all ages and levels. I tutor privately and mentor people through personal writing projects. I love teaching and aim to help everyone I work with to reach their specific goal: whether that is to pass English Language GCSE, write a novel, or publish a collection of poems.
My writing has been widely published, including a pamphlet, clew, by Hesterglock Press in 2015, and chapbooks Villiers Path (2017) and Sward: Skin of the Earth (2019) from Sampson Low.
My poetry map, Amniotic City, was featured in The Guardian, and my second map, Over the Fields, was mentioned in the Times Literary Supplement. My poem ‘Lunch in Ars En Re’ was nominated for a Forward Prize and a Pushcart Prize. I have performed my poetry in many venues, including The Poetry Cafe, Somerset House (as part of the Walking Women festival), Free Word Centre, Rich Mix in London and Bird and Beckett Books in San Francisco.
In 2018 I was interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 Programme, ‘Women Who Walk’, as part of the Art of Now series. I led a public walk, ‘In Richard Jefferies’ Footsteps’, along with Alison Fure, which was also recorded and broadcast as part of this programme.
I work as an editor and copywriter, and I have published several chapbooks on the Seethingography imprint via Sampson Low. I am a trained journalist, and my work as a creative practitioner is taught as part of the Creative Writing MA for the Open University.