I loved writing this short story for the A Thousand Word Photos project. Award winning photographers give images to writers (and I'm in very good company - SJ Watson, Chloe Esposito, Dan Dalton and Lydia Ruffles among others), who give their words to actors, who read them to stroke ...
December 11, 2018Admin
Just finished a lovely course with Curtis Brown on writing children's picture books. One of my favourite things is reading with my toddler, and since the experimental fiction course I did in July, I've been thinking about writing my own. Watch ...
December 8, 2018Admin
I'm a huge fan of libraries, and it was brilliant to talk storytelling at Hitchin's swanky new premises. Good to see investment paying off - the place was buzzing.
October 27, 2018Admin
One of my favourite places to wander is the Gibberd Garden, gifted to Harlow by its town planner Sir Frederick Gibberd. I was therefore delighted when they asked me to run a writing workshop. We looked at ways to align setting ...
August 10, 2018Admin
I had waited ages to get my hands on BAD, the second book in Chloe Esposito's trilogy and only currently available at the airport. I opened it on the plane and it made my day/ week/ month to see my name in the back. Wow! I enjoyed a few writing ...
July 6, 2018Admin
Brilliant week of experimental fiction at Faber Academy with Maria Fusco. We wrote a novel in a day yesterday - and my brain is on fire!
July 5, 2018Admin
The sad demise of our beloved Sawbridge Words bookstore means we are relocating. Waterstones in Bishop Stortford have kindly offered us a new home, where we meet on the first Sunday of every month. Check out our facebook page here.
June 27, 2018Admin
I am overjoyed to be appointed the first writer in residence for Talliston House & Gardens in Essex. 25 years ago Talliston was an ordinary three-bedroomed, semi-detached, ex-council house in Essex. Its transformation into a magical labyrinth of times and places began with a room that inspired the owner ...
February 15, 2017Admin
As part of the Writers' Centre Norwich Escalator scheme, we are gearing up for a Showcase event at the Free Word Centre in London on Feb 9th. This will be an opportunity for us to read from our work to an audience of literati. And today we received the ...
January 12, 2017Admin
On the second Wednesday of every month, I've been running a creative writing workshop at my local bookstore. The Sawbo Writers' Club aims to bring the writing community of Sawbridgeworth and surrounds together at its focal point, the Sawbridge Words bookstore. Beginning with monthly drop-in writing sessions, we hope to build ...
January 11, 2017Admin