Gemma Seltzer

I'm a London-based writer working online, live and in print.

I make all kinds of literary projects and have enjoyed performance & writing commissions from BBC Radio 3, Guardian VR, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern & the Venice Biennale. My fiction has been longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Award & shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.

Developing creative projects that engage others is a central aspect of my practice. I run Write & Shine early morning writing workshops in peaceful London locations & online. And I work with older adults to create poetry & spoken word activities. In 2016, I was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship for Writers Meet Elders, which enabled me to travel around Australia, the USA & the UK to research dynamic creative ageing & creative writing projects.

My digital & collaborative literature work includes Speak to Strangers (2009-13), flash fiction about conversations with Londoners, published online & then by the brilliant Penned in the Margins. In Look up at the Sky(2011), I discovered London's most peaceful places. I also made fictional photoblog 5am London (2012) and co-created Live Writing Series (2013) events that championed writing as performance. Most recently, I worked with a dancer & a photographer to develop The Hand Museum exploring text, the body & movement.

I have many years experience supporting a diverse range of independent artists through my role in the literature team at Arts Council England, and as an accredited facilitator, coach & mentor.