I enjoy finding new ways to share my writing and reach readers.
My stories have been performed, projected and published. They've been abandoned in random places, crafted into bunting, and referenced to in academic papers.
I hold writing workshops focusing on the short story, my love of mornings or bringing writing from the page into real life.
I'm a NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education) and Society of Authors member, with public liability insurance and DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) certificate.
Forthcoming events in 2017
Weekly: Write in the morning light! Join Write & Shine's autumn season of dawn creative writing workshops & online courses. Facilitated by Gemma, sessions are hosted in peaceful London locations including Waterstones Piccadilly & Westminster Quaker Meeting House. £15 per workshop, including delicious hot drinks & pastries. Visit the Write & Shine website for more details.
Selected past events
21 August 2017: Moving In project - guest artist joining others creative facilitators living, working & making creative moments in a care home, Gateshead.
20 May 2017: Off the Page - seminar about about digital literature, participatory arts projects, poetry films, social media fiction and writing for radio, Newcastle Writing Conference.
7 March 2017: Creative writing - lecture on my practice and ways to share ideas, stories and poems beyond the printed page, Northumbria university.
2 March 2017: The Hand Museum - a participatory project and collaboration between a writer, dancer and photographer, Wellcome Collection Reading Room.
1 December 2016 onwards: Creative Befriending - ongoing programme with Age UK Bromley & Greenwich, linking local artists to older adults living alone.
23 November 2016: Sleep 2016 - writer in residence at international hotel design exhibition, London.