In November 2019 I was the poet in residence at the annual IPDA ( ) conference in Birmingham. A poet in residence does x,y and z. I wrote x poems addressing …. Being a poet in residence is nervewracking. I was required to 'perform' a poem or poems at the conference dinner at the end of the first day of the conference. Quite an ask! It's exhilarating too - I produced three poems for the night in question and had the beginnings of another to work on.
For the past two years I've curated and directed the xCHANGE festival at Birmingham City University. This month-long festival of presentation, participation and provocation marks International Women's Day and is a university-wide festival with multiple local events and organisers. This year (2020) the festival was cut short right in the middle by COVID-19 but achieved a great deal in its first fortnight nevertheless. go to gallery
My Brilliant Career? An Investigation - the graphic essay - has been exhibited in many locations since 2018. It's first outing was at the BALTIC Gateshead in 2018, since then it has been exhibited in multiple venues as part of the g word tour.