22nd August 2017
Things have been hectic over the festival season (nine and counting!) and I've had to push the publication date forward for my second collection. But can finally say that Sorceress will be coming out this November! It's a book lamenting the struggles and celebrating the joys of womanhood. I want it to feel like an illegitimate hybrid between a poetry book, an essay collection, a diary and a recipe book. I hope for it to be honest, inappropriate, gut wrenching and uncompromising. I shan't say any more and will just wiat for you to read it and experience it in whatever way makes sense to you. This is the provisional cover design by brilliant graphic designer and friend Sherony Lock and I am really looking forward to knuckling down over the next couple of months to make this a true representation of how I've grown as a writer and human. Expect a truly down and dirty book launch for it, too - I've got plans to introduce this book into the world in the most outrageous way possible!
11th April 2017
Very pleased to announce that I am one of five local artists that have been selected by Bristol Old Vic as one of their Leverhulme Arts Scholars! This is an amazing bursary that gives me financial and artistic support over the next year. I'll be receiving mentorship, rehearsal space and opportunites to collaborate with other brilliant artists. I will be watching a lot more theatre and will be able to go on workshops and retreats to really hone my craft. This is such an incredible opportunity, especially after a really tough January where I was almost considering giving up being an artist. This definitely feels like a sign for me to keep pushing. Learn more about the scholarship and the other great artists on the scheme here.