Work

WRITING

  • ‘Letter from Spring Green, WI’, poem. Agenda, T S  Eliot issue (January 2018)
  • Two poems. Agenda, Testaments issue (June 2017)
  • Two poems. Agenda web supplement (June 2017)
  • Two poems, Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology (December 2016)
  • ‘A Great Work’, poem. Antiphon 19 (December 2016)
  • Three poems. The Clearing (November 2016)
  • The Alchemist’s Daughter’, short story. The Wild Hunt (5 May, 2016)
  • Two poems. Magma Poetry Magazine (March, 2016)
  • ‘Voice, 1’, poem. Lydia Lunch presents From the Page to the Stage. Samarbeta Arts (Salford, 2016)
  • Two poems. The Next Review. Volume 3, No. 2 (December/January, 2015)
  • The Ring’, short story. The Golden Key, Issue 5: ‘Things That Float’ (January, 2015)
  • ‘The Burning City’, poem. SWAMP, Issue 11: Disintegration (2009)
  • ‘Women and Girls in Sport’, essay. Broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR) (2002)
  • Two poems. Under the Clocktower. Fort Worth, TX (1998)
  • Winner of the short story prize awarded by the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers (1998)
  • Attended the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference on a full working scholarship (1996)
  • ‘Bomballou the Parrot’ (short story). Cricket Magazine (1996)

PERFORMANCES

  • The Handbag Aria, 12:40 (National Opera Studio), Hoxton Hall, London (14, 15 June 2018)
  • Hear Me Roar, a Voicings Collective work-in-progress performance as part of Rough for Opera #16, Cockpit Theatre, London (9 October 2017)
  • After the Fall, a chamber opera written in collaboration with the composer Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson. Premiered Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London (12 May, 2017)
  • Tatort: Märchenland, a fairytale detective narrative based on Ravel’s ‘Mother Goose Suite’. Written in collaboration with Stephen Plaice. Premiere performance and  broadcast by the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Munich (11 March, 2016)
  • ‘The memetics of fairy tales’. Song in collaboration with the composer Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson. Premiered Guildhall College of Music & Drama (February 2016)
  • Isabella. Performances in the Royal Opera House’s Clore Studio, London (16 January, 2016) and at the Liszt Academy, Budapest (23 January, 2016)
  • Isabella, a chamber opera written with composer Oliver Christophe Leith. Premiered Milton Court Theatre, London (9 July, 2015)
  • Speaking in Code. A drama for three voices. Staged reading at Lewes Live Lit’s The ITCH (2014)

READINGS, EXHIBTIONS & RESIDENCIES

  • Siberian Stories, a live literature performance at the Manchester Museum (31 March, 2016)
  • Writer in residence at the Manchester Museum (2014-2015)
  • ‘Russian Magic Tales’. Storytelling performance with the Four Quarters (2014)
  • ‘Tales from the Decameron’. Storytelling performance with the Four Quarters (2013)
  • ‘Winter Tales’. Storytelling performance with the Four Quarters (2012)
  • Artist and writer in residence (Global Gathering Exhibition). Bexhill Museum, East Sussex (2012)
  • Four Quarters Exhibition, Mayfield, East Sussex, in conjunction with the Mayfield Fringe (2011)

TEACHING

  • We Are Eleven: a writing workshop for primary schools. Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. (March 2018)
  • University of Manchester, School of Arts, Languages and Culture. Undergraduate seminars on: ‘Literature and History’ and ‘All About Eve: encountering the first women from antiquity to the present day’. (2017, 2018)
  • Beyond Borders: a creative-writing workshop for primary schools, engaging with the exhibition of the same name. Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. (July 2017)
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