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I write short stories, poetry, screenplays, and am working on a novel.

I also edited and published Read Me Anthology, a young adult fiction anthology that was funded (approx £2000) by the University of Warwick, as part of a team. I was the Editorial and Production Director. The book was launched at Waterstones bookshop, Coventry. This project led to two of our writers being contacted by literary agents.

Awards

Oysters, short story

Finalist, InkTears Short Story Competition, UK

​Shortlisted as one of the top 12 out of 500 entries

Apr 2013

Untitled, short story

Highly Commended, Commonwealth Essay Competition, Singapore

2004

Published Fiction

Selk, short story extract

Read Me Anthology, UK

Aug 2013

The Plot, short story

Read Me Anthology blog, UK

​I also performed this story for 'Down the Rabbit Hole', an open mic event at Esquires Cafe, Coventry.

Apr 2013

Poetry

From an Ancient Flower, poetry performance

I wrote and read this poem for Flash Fix, an open mic event I co-organised at Warwick University.

11 Jul 2019

Conversations in the Bathroom, poem

I wrote and read this poem for 'Your Voice, Your Story', a well-being event organised by Warwick University Library on Mental Health Day.

7 Mar 2019