Julie is a poet, author, performer and workshop facilitator. She specialises in delivering creative writing workshops and talks with a particular interest in writing for wellbeing & mental health and supporting children and adults with additional support needs (ASN). She is the author of Mission Dyslexia, an award winning book for dyslexic children as well as two poetry collections.
She is a sport/football enthusiast and is the Poet in Residence for St Mirren FC Charitable Foundation and the Makar for The Scottish Women’s National Football Team Poets Society.
Passionate about inclusion and making work accessible for neurodivergent children and adults she is currently writing a follow up series to Mission Dyslexia which will be published by JKP Books in 2023.
She is an experienced performer – recently reading her work at Wigtown Book Festival, StAnza International Poetry Festival, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Paisley Book Festival and Aye Write in Glasgow.
(Photo credit: Andy Leniham)