There have been four or five times this year when I’ve paused, looked around the room and thought, ‘this is really special’. I’ve sat with fifty minority writers, a pile of admirable authors and staff at Penguin Random House discussing how to improve diversity in publishing. I’ve scribbled away in a workshop of LGBTQ+ writers… Read more
Anniversaries are hard. They build in the back of your mind in a way that makes the world feel different. More delicately balanced, as though you could touch it with a pin and it would erupt into memories: flashbacks of early-morning coffees; familiar drives; fantastic conversation. Life becomes a blur of the old and the… Read more
Nobody really prepares you for grief. Especially when you’re in a situation that moves so quickly.
This February I had the honour of attending Write Now Live, an initiative by Penguin to find, mentor and publish new writers from under-represented communities (BAME, LGBTQ etc).
The Gap is an organisation in Manchester that’s aiming to bridge the gap between Fringe theatre and theatre at venues such as HOME and The Royal Exchange Theatre.
I had not been to Edinburgh before last weekend. I feel like that’s sacrilegious for someone who studied drama for three years – but there you go. Last weekend was my first introduction to a whole pile of things: Scotland, whisky, trying to stay up for about a million hours to catch a late night Fringe… Read more