As a poet who loves the outdoors, I have led workshops with a range of participants of all ages, around Scotland and internationally; often engaging with the senses and 'bringing the outside in'. I like to use objects, music and natural landscapes to explore place, memory and belonging. These are universal themes that transcend borders of race, class, age and other human-made barriers.
I am a practising poet; however, my workshops are open to writers of all genres, and are popular with people pursuing fiction, non-fiction, experimental writing and poetry. I have read my poetry and/or spoken on panels at the Apeejay International Literature Festival, Kolkata; Purvai Festival, Stornoway; Edinburgh International Book Festival; StAnza International Poetry Festival; Robert Louis Stevenson Barbizon & Grez, Grez-sur-Loing, France. I have collaborated across art forms with dancers, musicians, actors and visual artists.