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May 4, 2019

A review of Vicky Grut's short story collection 'Live Show: Drink Included' (Holland Park Press, 2018)

Published in Glasgow Review of Books

"This collection could be described as a celebration of the mundane gone weird;  [...] that moment when a character turns their hea...

January 19, 2019

First published in Glasgow Review of Books

The best reading experiences are journeys; books that move you from one place to another, their end marking the beginning of another reading exploration altogether. Deborah Levy’s two short memoirs I listened to in the summer...

July 26, 2018

 My review on Glasgow Review of Books of Leo Zeilig's rich and absorbing novel that moves between London and Zimbabwe. Published by Hope Road Publishing


November 6, 2017

November 11th, 4 pm - 6: 30 pm, Soul Food Sisters Cafe, 202 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G1 5DS

Join us in our our final workshop in the Writer's Kitchen pilot series, exploring Faith and Food - the sacramental character of food, the significance of faith traditions and how the...

October 26, 2017

This month we will be sharing stories and wonderful, exploring Feast & Harvest - those brimming seasonal gluts and the plethora of dishes, pickles and preserves that can be made from one vegetable.

On the menu will be a light feast of Levantine inspired pumpkin dishes,...

October 14, 2017

Its that time of year again! As the seasons change, it provides a perfect opportunity to reflect and explore our memory and write from personal experience.

This year, June Buchanan and I are hosting 2 workshops exploring themes of family, place and memory. At the end of...

September 10, 2017

Sept 30th, Soul Food Sisters, 202 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G1 5DS

The latest in a series of  workshops exploring our wonderfully complex relationship with sugar and sweets and how they fulfill so many functions in our lives: comfort, guilt, bribery, and reward!...

August 31, 2017

In February 2016, I decided that the  way to continue writing, to be motivated and to not give up when things got tough, was to find a group of writers who were doing a similar project to myself.

I have been part of writing groups that have been most helpful in cri...

July 29, 2017

I'm really excited to be collaborating with the talented chef, Kawther Luay from Ruzbowl on a new series of creative writing workshops exploring the intersections between memory, cultural heritage and food.

Our first offering is on the 12th August at MILK cafe in Glasgo...

July 26, 2017

I am delighted that my story 'States of Emergency' (Set in Joburg during the 80s) is published in the latest New Orleans Review - 'African Hustle' now available: (and from Amazon)

"In a special issue of New Orleans Review guest edited by Mukoma wa Ngugi and Laura Murphy...

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