I can’t believe it’s coming to the end of 2021 already! Where has this year gone? I’m feeling this more than ever this year. It’s been blink-of-an-eye quick. A few lovely happenings to end the year on. I was delighted to co-host the first of three Poetry Wales readings/festive gathering with Zoe Brigley on 9th. Such wonderful readings and poems. I’m just tuning into the final one as I type.
I also enjoyed delivering a creative careers session for Sheffield Hallam University students on the BA in Writing. I gave a potted history of my creative journey and then tips and thoughts on becoming a freelancer. It always surprises me when I take time to digest the journey that’s brought me to where I am now. It was nice to feel like I actually had some tips to give! I also ran through my 12 tips for working in the arts from my Young Poet’s Network creative careers piece which can be read here.
Anyway, I leave this year remembering my biggest highlight – being a winner of the Munster Fool for Poetry International Pamphlet competition for my chapbook If All This Never Happened. All best to everyone and here’s to hoping for a very good year all round for us all in 2022!