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I gained a degree in Theatre from Dartington College of Arts in 2004, and toured Europe with the National Student Drama Festival’s International Young Makers Marathon, I’ve performed at the Beijing Theatre Symposium, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Battersea Arts Centre and Bradford Theatre in the Mill. In 2008, I wrote and produced a play called, Point Blank Hotel which performed at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington.
I then worked in a Speech and Language School before studying for an MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Saint Andrews. Since then I’ve been writing short stories while working in Dundee Libraries. I’ve led creative writing workshops with children and adults, and Bookbug Sessions. I also run Dundee Libraries Creative Writing Lab.
I’m a recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and was shortlisted for The Royal Academy and Pin Drop Short Story Award, Bloody Scotland’s Short Story Competition, and I’m one of Cove Park’s Scottish Emerging Writers (2019). I’ve been commissioned by the Scottish Book Trust to write stories for their Rebel project and The Edinburgh International Science Festival. I was invited to read my work in Scots at the Scottish Parliament, and A Scots Gaitherin.
(Works in Scots)