Writer in Residence at The Word

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been chosen as the first Writer in Residence at The Word, the National Centre for the Written Word.

I’m spending seven days at The Word and I’ll be creating a new short story while I’m there. The dates of my residency are:

Day 1 – Tuesday 21/3

Day 2 – Friday 24/3

Day 3 – Saturday 25/3

Day 4 – Wednesday 5/4

Day 5 – Sunday 9/4

Day 6 – Monday 10/4

Day 7 – Thursday 13/4

My writing will be inspired by the fantastic building and by speaking to the many people who use it – I’m particularly interested in what those people were doing before The Word was built, and what it is they do in the building now it’s here. I’ll be talking to people about their lives – I want to hear their stories.

Here’s my first vlog from Day 1.

If you’re visiting The Word please do say hello!


Writer & Artist based in the North East of England.

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