I’ve always been someone with lots of strings to my bow. I’m curious and interested in everything, but right now my professional focus is on:
Writer & Tutor
I’m a writer and artist with an eclectic creative practice that extends into performance and creative producing.
I wrote my first book, a memoir, during an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths. It was shortlisted for the Pat Kavanagh Prize in 2016. Then, in 2018, I was selected for the prestigious Developing Your Creative Practice award from Arts Council England. As well as giving me time to write, it will also enable me to develop some new projects.
In 2016, I co-founded and am a writing tutor for writing development organisation Word After Word which I set-up with Andrew L Reynolds to share my love of writing and language with others. Our programme of writing courses, workshops, retreats and projects takes place in the UK, Spain and online. I’m a member of Lapidus, the Writing for Wellbeing organisation, and a Professional member of NAWE, the National Association of Writers in Education.
Creative Life Coach
I’m a Transformational Life Coach accredited through Relational Dynamics/Culture at Work . I qualified as a yoga and relaxation teacher in 1995 with the British Wheel of Yoga. I am a nurturing, big-hearted coach who, above all, believes in the value of kindness to self and others. I’m passionate about supporting women at a time of transition in their lives and helping people to gain clarity and find a new sense of purpose and joy. Interested in working with me? Find out more here >>>
Arts Consultant & Mentor
Over nearly three decades I’ve been working in the arts as a producer, fundraiser and arts consultant, collaborating with, producing and mentoring world-class national and international artists in contemporary dance, music and theatre, curating and programming contemporary music, and supporting organisations across art forms. I founded SEGUE in 2005, a creative producing hub and arts consultancy practice through which I’ve produced and delivered numerous projects. Interested in working with me? Find out more here >>>
I’m at my happiest between mountains and sea, moving through the wild places and mapping the human traces. These journeys are when the best ideas bubble up and I can savour the taste and sensation of words landing on my tongue.
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