I am a published writer (Penguin, MAP OF ME Nov 08) and poet (Peepletree Press, RED Feb 10). I will be taking part in a nationwide tour from Oct 10 -Dec 10 to perform our poetry from the publication and other collections. I am currently commissioning a playwright for radio, based on the short stories from Map Of Me. I work in the arts and culture sector on a freelance and commission basis. I sit on the advisory board for a visual arts initiative Permeate and work as a regional co-ordinator for the Big Dance initiative in South East England. I am training in process work as a conflict facilitator for social change integrating artistic and creative practices to engage with people, communities and groups including the international context focusing on post-conflict Liberia. I am a member of ST in South East England.