Northern Writers Awards
Northern Writers Awards 2014

Vicky writes poetry and short stories and has been published in places like Butcher’s Dog, The Interpreter’s House, Matter, Slim Volume, Silver Birch Press, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Brittle Star, and Prole. She has recently had poems in the anthologies Verse Matters (Valley Press, Nov 2017), and Not in the Plan Vol4 (Carers UK). She won a Northern Writers Award in 2014 for fiction and was shortlisted for the Jerwood/Arvon Scheme for poetry 2016/17.

Vicky also writes content and edits for creative projects and promotional literature. She has a Certificate in Creative Writing (University of Sheffield), and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Writing and an MA in Writing (ongoing)

Interviewing Shonaleigh Cumbers for Dyslexic & Loving Words

In 2013, Vicky was commissioned to make a documentary exploring what it means to be a dyslexic writer. Dyslexic and Loving Words (available here on YouTube) encourages dyslexics to pursue a love of words through interviews with well-known dyslexic wordsmiths such as Benjamin Zephaniah and Sally Gardner and highlights some of the word-related difficulties dyslexics face.

See Facilitation and Projects for more about Vicky’s work as a writing facilitator and projects relating to writing.