About me

I am a trained primary teacher, have taught English as a second language to adults, been a workshop leader for Little Green Pig Writing Project in Brighton and Hove, and led creative writing workshops in a local residential care home. I now work part-time as a library assistant, leading rhyme-time and story-time sessions for the under fives, and run Tiger's Eye Writers. I collaborate regularly with Shoreham Wordfest to lead creative writing workshops in primary schools and I offer one-to-one tutoring sessions to secondary level students. I am a registered tutor with the Poetry Society, and am currently training as a proofreader with the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders.

I have a First Class Honours Degree in English Literature and a Masters Degree in Creative and Critical Writing. I was highly commended in the Poetry Society's Stanza Poetry Competition 2012 and came joint second the following year, was a runner-up in both the 2011 and 2013 Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition, and was commended in the 2015 Four Counties Poetry Competition organised by Rottingdean Writers. In February 2015 I was amongst six poets selected by acclaimed author Kei Miller to read a piece on the theme of gold in The Queen's Gallery, London. In 2016 I won the Anne Born Prize and the Hamish Canham Poetry Prize, both run by the Poetry Society. I have published two pamphlets of poetry: Touchpapers (2016) with Eyewear Publishing and Thus the Blue Hour Comes (2017) with Indigo Dreams. My first full collection - Breakfast at the Origami Cafe - is published by Blue Diode Press (2020).