I'm a writer, actor and tutor. I co-founded Benchtours Theatre, creating many acclaimed shows throughout the nineties and noughties. Until recently, I was prison creative writing lecturer at HMP Shotts. The work often involved helping prisoners create work for their children. I'm currently editing an anthology of prison writing, to be published in 2019.
My stories, poems and articles (for children and grownups) have appeared in Gutter, The Curlew, The Caterpillar and various other anthologies. I regularly perform my own work to children and adults. I've written a number of theatre works, most recently The Monster & Mary Shelley. In 2019 I was awarded the Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance scholarship to study a creative writing PhD at Aberdeen University & Curtin University, Perth, Australia. My first novel, Blessed Assurance will be published by Vagabond Voices in September 2019.
I will work with you to help bring even your most outlandish ideas to fruition, and I'll willingly travel to the far flung, the close to home and even the dangerous uncharted territories to help spread our love of language.
(Photo credit: Flora Robinson Ennis)
(Works in Scots)