poetry started as a by-product of her singing and music. Some
performances took place in the 80s at black women's events, but she
really began at "The Word", run by Steve Carroll of Apples
& Snakes in 2002/2003.
performed and gave workshops on National Poetry Day, 2003 and
2004, for both Leicester and Coventry City Councils' Literature
Development departments. For 2004 she wrote a poem specially written on
the theme of Food for the National Poetry Society.
gave performances on the East Midlands poetry circuit at the "Speak
Easy" and “Black Drop”, Nottingham; and at the
Space Centre, Leicester, for the launch of the Black Science and
Culture Festival 2005. Her poetry was read as part of the Taste
Festival, recorded and broadcast by BBC Leicester.
was a tutor to an East Midlands performance poets' course at
Leicester College for Apples & Snakes.
She commissioned and
contributed poetry for Leicester City Council's Public Art LED
installation Sacred Spaces, for Black History 2005.
is planning to publish poetry and tour in 2006.
is an active playwright and teacher of writing. Her mentor is Jean
Learning Advisor for First Stage BME (Black Minority Ethnic) theatre
Worked with Noel Greig
in the Creative Writing Workshops.
Playwriting course for
Sol B Rivers (ACE).
Scene Writing course
with Esther Phillips (Theatre Writing Partnership): Drama
BBC writing workshops:
writing for radio drama, and writing situation comedy (BBC3).
workshop with Kate Adshead at Leicester Haymarket, part of the
“Post 25” group based there.
Founder and member of
LACAF (Leicester Afro-Caribbean Arts Forum) Creative Writer's group.
Workshop with Jasmine
Johnson, published novelist.
Co-wrote, produced and
directed “Women in Pain” at Leicester Haymarket.
Check”, a play broadcast on Radio4 in May 2005 as part of BBC
Roots - Stages and Sound, which was well received by the press.
Currently receiving an
Encouragement Busrary for Leicester Haymarket.