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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...

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...

June 28, 2015

Joyce Carol Oates - Short Review of 'A Widow's Story'


I have come to JCO lately, and this memoir is breathtaking in its ability to analyse in minute detail the emotional response to the sudden and unexpected death of her husband, Ray Smith who was an academic and edito...

May 31, 2015

Andre Dubus III – Townie: A Memoir


Let's get this out the way at the start, yes, he is the son of the esteemed short story writer Andre Dubus II, a fact that is really quite difficult to get out of the way, as his father’s presence looms over the shoulder of the young...

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