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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...

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...

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...

August 17, 2016

Last year my writing friend June and I hosted a memoir writing workshop. We had a great  day sharing stories. There was an intensity to the writing and an urgency in the narratives that confirmed what we had felt when we had planned the workshop: that writers intereste...

October 26, 2015

 

 Life Writing Workshop

Saturday 28th November.10am-4pm. ‘The Practice’ 17 Park Circus Place, G3 6AH

 

Last month I attended the Memoir Course at Moniack Mhor and came back excited to share some of the ideas from this week with other writers. While on the course I met an...

September 25, 2015

Memoir Course -  Moniack Mhor – Sept 2015

 

Memoir Course -  Moniack Mhor – Sept 2015

In September I attended the Memoir course with Janice Galloway and Jennie Erdal at Moniack Mhor. Our guest speaker was Candia Macwilliam. I did not really know what to expect when I enro...

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