Writer, speaker, speaker of things I write
Even as a young child I was always inventing characters and stories. I started with a burning ambition to act, but a secret compulsion to write. After a Drama BA Hons and M(Phil) Playwriting Studies I combined my two passions by gigging as a stand up comic and a performance poet. Juggling artistic passion with becoming a single parent of two, parent/carer of one with DLD (Developmental Language Disorder), I was tasked with being a teacher, advocate and writer. I began developing ideas for projects and have been leading community arts engaged projects since 2009. As host of events Laffacino and Words Aloud, I've platformed diverse open mic poets and comedians. As a writer/performer I've toured solo shows 'Stand By Your Nan' and 'How to Love Life even when it's Rubbish' to community groups and arts centres across the country. I was a finalist in the Sitcom Trials 2016, One to Watch Funny Women 2019 and Semi Finalist for Nearly New comedian 2017 and 18. Since then I've been writing prose winning City of Stories in 2018 and completing the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course in 2019. I'm always looking for new ideas and collaborators, happy to do talks on Zoom so do get in touch to discuss.