Writing

Oh hi! I write fiction and non-fiction. I hold an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. My novella “Amphibian”, which was shortlisted for the Novella Award in 2016.

 

I enjoy a challenge, and I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo every year since 2011. (I have managed to somehow churn out 50,000 new words every November thereafter, except for 2016) In 2012, I did it twice, because I thought Camp NaNoWriMo sounded like a good idea. You can find my NaNoWriMo profile here.

PUBLICATIONS

Fiction

“The Glitch” in Error (404 Ink, 2016)

“Sugar Cake Trail”in Gutter 15 (Freight Books, 2016)

 

Non-fiction

“Fictionalising myself: Living with episodes of depersonalisaiton” in Marbles Mag (Issue 1, 2017)

“Hard Dumplings for Visitors” in Nasty Women (404 Ink, 2017)

“I, Dangerous Friendzoner” in Dangerous Women Project (Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 2017)

“My time on the frontline with refugees at the ‘Train of Hope’ in Vienna” in CommonSpace (Commonspace.scot, 22 Sept 2015)

“Free Speech and Finite Resources” in Scottish PEN (ScottishPEN.org, 27 Feb 2015)

“Are we still Charlie?” in CommonSpace (Commonspace.scot, 17 Feb 2015)

 

Screenwriting

“Nice to Meet You” dir. Andrew Rooke (forthcoming, 2017)

 

 

Multimedia / Collaborative

Writer and producer, “Guns Don’t Kill People” (2016)

Collaborative zine, working with illustrators and writers on publication for sale at Glasgow ZineFest

 

Writer and producer, “The Pilgrim’s Prize” (2015-2016)

Retelling of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales using various online platforms

http://www.pilgrimliterary.com

 

Producer, director, editor, “The Merchant’s Tale” (2015)

B/W silent short film

 

PERFORMANCES/READINGS/TALKS

Reading from “Sugar Cake Trail”, That’s What She Said (For Book’s Sake), Tribeca, Manchester, June 2017

Reading from “I, Dangerous Friendzoner” and “Hard Dumplings for Visitors”, A Night Filled With Words, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, April 2017

Reading from “Hard Dumplings for Visitors”, Nasty Women book launch, Waterstones West End, Edinburgh, March 2017

Reading from “Sugar Cake Trail”, Ink: A Celebration of Expression in Words and Tattoos, University of Edinburgh, February 2017

“Reflecting on the Dangerous Women Project” (collaborative), Momentum, Glasgow Women’s Library, August 2016

Scottish International Storytelling Festival, October 2015 (blog post about this is here!)

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