My latest BBC River City episode was so fun to write and I can’t wait to see how the team has put it together. Catch it tonight on BBC Scotland repeating tomorrow at 7pm and after on Iplayer. Click here to watch.
The piece is about yearning for adulthood, the solitude in female friendship and the fizzy excitement of being young and free ⚾️💋✨ Gloriously brought to life by a hugely talented team: Voice-over script by me Directed by @victor.puigcerver Cast @nici.delivron & @lisa.klingner Cinematography @yodiegogardo Edit & grading @v.candela.mz Styling alba_beltran_valenzuela Hair & make-up @patricia.hoos Lettering @bebepequenito
Celebrating Burns Night in Ireland this year was very special. It marked the launch of the project centering around climate change that I had been co-lead on with my old Sonnet Youth partner Kevin P Gilday. The young people we were working with created an amazing book of poetry, Commoners of Air which they read… Continue reading Burns Supper in Ireland
Watch my first episode of BBC Scotland’s River City on Iplayer now. TX 02.02.23
A conversation in Hong Kong about tea drinking unravels a world conflicted by the rush of everyday life. Poetry written and performed by me Animation by Al Robertson Directed by Jack Turner Music by Moritz Wanger Sound Design by Dominika Latusek Colour by Hannah Squires Special thanks Gagandeep Kalirai Film scanned and processed by On8Mil
Riverside Festival What a treat it was to be asked to write the manifesto for one of Glasgow’s most beloved festivals Riverside. I was especially chuffed that the collaboration involves one of my fave DJs Anna Gram, with her release Celestial Objects. Watch the full video here
Join me and fellow poet and friend Demi Anter in celebration of the book launch of Anter’s new poetry collection, Small Machine (Write Bloody UK). Book launch blurb: Join us for an intimate evening of conversation and poetry at Shakespeare and Sons Bookstore in Berlin-Friedrichshain. Books from both authors will be available for purchase and… Continue reading In conversation with Demi Anter at Shakespeare and Sons book launch
My latest short film HIT ME UP is in post-production now. Co-written by Nehemias Colindres, the film follows two singletons as they try to navigate a post-hook-up situation in Berlin.
‘Makeup’s abandoned for bathroom debates; we interlock fingers and you say, it’s getting late.‘ (from the poem Bat Cave – Dating & Other Hobbies) I’m doing my very first Scotland-based in-person reading of my book at the kickass social enterprise Blunt Knife Co. Event Blurb: Blunt Knife Co. is extremely excited to present award-winning writer,… Continue reading Blunt Knife Co. Live Book Reading
In this Book Week Scotland special, I’m joining Nadine Aisha Jassat, Chris McQueer as we take to the stage to showcase our writing, and share how young people can use their own voices and experiences in writing and storytelling. Get involved Register now to join in with this live digital event. After registering, you will… Continue reading BBC Author’s Live – Young Scottish Voices Panel
🔥 Desert dates, the eternal lure of the Party Boy, healing after break-ups, and documenting our chaotic love lives through poetry. Join me as I interview Berlin spoken word pal, the Californian, Bowie-loving Demi Anter. 🔥 Soooo excited for @anterdemi moving to LDN to go to acting school, and the upcoming release of her new collection… Continue reading Dating & Other Hobbies w/ Demi Anter