Over the past year I've been hard at work on my Masters Degree in Creative Writing at Kingston University, where I've been experimenting with all things creative writing. From Wicca plays with rotating stages to fairy short stories to prose poetry, it's a whirlwind, taking my writing to new dimensions. A long-time reader of poetry, writing the expressive art-form was a new experience for me- one that I've grown to love. Studying during 2020, has taught me to take risks with my writing and think outside the comfort of my mediums. When Lockdown shut down Theatreland and cancelled festival after festival, the arts world was left with the virtual world to express themselves. This left me bubbling with ideas- I wanted to share my writing in as many ways as possible. After seeing a intriguing tweet from Composer, Melissa Dunphy I joined her networking group on Facebook to explore turning my writing into music, specifically classical music.
I'm thrilled to announce that Helios Opera are adapting my poetry exploring racism, tokenism, self-doubt and fantasy fiction into a ticketed live-streamed opera production. I'm working with Brooklyn-based Composer and Pianist Felix Jarrar and Soprano singer Victoria Davis to bring this my poetry alive. Stardust premieres on 4th December with 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to the organization Color of Change.