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British, American b. 1977

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EDUCATION

 

September 2007 – December 2009

University of Glasgow, Department of English

Masters of Literature (Distinction) in Creative Writing

 

September 1995 – May 1999

Wellesley College, Department of English

BA (Hons) English, Wellesley, Massachusetts

• Honours Thesis: Collection of original poetry entitled The Aesthetics of Impermanence; Institutional Honours: magna cum laude

• Courses include: Late Modern and Contemporary Literature, Advanced Writing and Poetry, Shakespeare; Studio Art Minor: Advanced Video Production, Photography I and II; Italian Language Studies 

  

October 1997 – May 1998

University of Bristol, Department of English 

Junior Year Abroad, Bristol, England

• Studied 15th to 20th Century English Literature


ARTS


January 2010 – Present

Board Member

Puppet State Theatre Company


August 2001 – Present

Poetry

Edwin Morgan's 90th Birthday Party Read from collection 'Condition of Fire' written while on the Aeolian Isles thanks to the Edwin Morgan Travel Bursary.  Mitchell Library, Glasgow, 2010.

Pecha Kucha Performed 'Lazarus' with music by James Iremonger. InSpace, Edinburgh, 2010.

Pteria (city of fallen down buildings) new work for voice, guitar and laptop with KEDA. Debut at Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh, 2010.

• Poem 'Soldiers in Love' Awarded: Winner Honourable Mention in the Winning Writers War Poetry Contest 2009. 

• Awarded the Edwin Morgan Travel Bursary from the Scottish Arts Trust, June 2009. 

• Readings at Poetry at the Great Grog, Edinburgh, and Tchai Ovna Reading the Leaves, Glasgow, 2009. 

• On Editorial Board of VAIR poetry magazine and Brown Williams Journal.

• Runner-up in Leeds Peace Poetry Prize, December 2008.

• Readings at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, the Tate Britain and the Poetry Library, London, 2008. 

• Live Literature-funded Scottish Book Trust Author.

• Reading at Wigtown Book Festival, September 2008.

• Writer-in-residence and workshop leader at Words Expo 2008 at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow.

• Reading at Aye Write! Book Festival at the Mitchell Library, March 2008.

• Published in Stand (Leeds, UK), Shearsman (Exeter, UK), Brand (London, UK 2009), Gutter (Glasgow, UK 2009), Poetry Wales (Wales, UK 2009),  Poetry Salzburg Review 2009 (Salzburg, Austria), Fulcrum (Massachusetts, USA scheduled), Orbis (Cheshire, UK), Chanticleer (Edinburgh, UK), Cutting Teeth (Glasgow, UK), The Red Wheelbarrow (St. Andrews, UK), Coal City Review (Kansas, USA), Barking Dogs (Rotterdam, NE), Aesthetica (York, UK), The New Writer (Kent, UK), Obsessed with Pipework (Birmingham, UK), Harlequin (Edinburgh, UK).

• "A Story Without a Place" included in anthology Let's Pretend published in 2008 by Freight Press.

• Awarded Scottish Arts Council Grant to produce collaborative CD of original poetry, music by composer Martin Parker and artwork by artist Anna Chapman, first performance London, The Octagon, September 2006. 

• Member of the Scottish Poetry Library-housed School of Poets.

• Publication of original poem ‘Ketzal : Metamorph’ in promotional material for performance of Ketzal by Russian physical theatre company Derevo.  English text editor for Derevo tour diary.

• Judge for the Big Word Poetry Slam and VoxBox Poetry Slam.

• Voiceover recording for ‘Digging in the Vaults: Rosslyn 2004’ CD collaboration with Scottish producer William Page.

• Live original poetry performance at two University of Edinburgh SIRIUS concerts.

• Live reading of poems by Australian writer Alison Croggon in Christine McCombe’s premiere of An Opera of Clouds incorporating chamber music, electroacoustic soundscapes, video projections and live electronics.

• Live original poetry readings as part of musical pieces performed at Glasgow-based Paragon Ensemble’s ‘Whatever Happened to Music?’ performance evenings.


February 2007 – December 2008

Neue Liebe – Performance Art Cabaret

Producer and Director, Edinburgh

• Producer and director of performance art cabaret at The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh.  

• Manage administration, marketing, promotion and budget.

• Host and curator of up to 9 live performances per night.


January 2007 – September 2007

Eclipse – Company Adam Read 

Manager, Edinburgh

• Managed Australian physical theatre performer Adam Read’s solo show Eclipse at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

  

December 2002 – July 2004

SiLENCiO – Experimental Performance Art Cabaret 

Producer and Director, Edinburgh

• Producer and director of monthly experimental performance art cabaret at the Counting House in Edinburgh.

• Managed administration, marketing, promotion and budget.

• Co-curator of up to 15 live performances per night.
 

January 2003 – June 2003

KAFKA: CORPUS ET VOCE

Producer and Director, Edinburgh

• Producer and director of original theatre production with three night run of performances at the Roxy Art House in Edinburgh.

• Commissioned new writing from 10 Edinburgh authors to constitute text of performance.

• Curator of artwork from over 30 artists and performers for final production and accompanying art and music exhibitions.
 

August 2002 – October 2002 

Portfolio – The Catalogue of Contemporary Photography in Britain

Subscriptions Manager, Edinburgh

• Processed online and telephone orders for magazine subscriptions.

• Subscriptions database input and maintenance.

• Direct marketing via post and telephone.

• Processed credit card, cheque and cash payments for retail and subscription sales.
 

November 2001 – July 2002

Canongate Books 

Manuscript Reader, Edinburgh

• Reading and reviewing of manuscript submissions for potential publication.
 

September 2001 – December 2001

Laboratorium 33 - Experimental Theatre Group 

Creative Advisor and Editor, Edinburgh

• Contributed to the conception, writing and editing of a play entitled ‘18:55 Trinity – The Lost Railways Project’.
 

August 1999 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Lunch by Steven Berkoff 

Lighting and Sound Technician, Edinburgh

• Set up and maintenance of lighting design for month-long run of performance.

• Operator of sound and lighting desks during performances.
 

September 1997 – April 1998

Hewlitt Foundation Grant 

Producer, Wellesley, Massachusetts

• Producer and curator of a gallery forum for student artwork, theatre and dance.
 

September 1995 – May 1996

Wellesley News 

Arts Writer, Wellesley, Massachusetts

• Critiqued mainstream and independent films and reviewed theatrical performances.
 

Employment
 

January 2010 – Present

Traverse Theatre

Literary Officer, Edinburgh

• Script processing.

• Literary and artistic team support.

Assisting the Artistic Team in the programming and administration of Traverse development work.

• Support for playwrights.

• Assistance with the programming and administration of International collaborations.

• Casting.

• Fundraising.


January 2007 – December 2009

Puppet State Theatre Company 

Arts Administrator (Two days per week), Edinburgh

• Provide administrative support for team of five.

• Manage financial systems.

• Contribute to marketing and distribution of promotional materials.

• Contact theatres and assist with tour management.

• Research and apply for funding.
 

January 2007 – December 2009

Art in Healthcare – Arts Charity 

Communications Coordinator (Three days per week), Edinburgh

• Manage company communications and public relations.

• Develop print materials and carry out promotional activities.

• Manage membership information and subscriptions for approximately 200 members.

• Co-ordinate financial systems.

• Maintain databases.

 

July 2007 - September 2008

Groundwork Agency PR

PR Agent, Edinburgh

• Support Laura Cameron Lewis in promotional activities for arts clients, especially in preparation for and throughout the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

November 2007 - December 2008

n-compassing productions

Copywriter, Edinburgh

• Copywriting for design firm Blue Marmalade


January 2006 – December 2006

TNS

UK IT Support Engineer, Edinburgh

• Provide support service for software and hardware for approximately 40 users.

• Collaborate with Technical Team to implement new systems.

• Maintain IT support and information databases.

• Educate users to IT company standards as regards policies and procedures.

• Contribute to team meetings to discuss project progress and allocation of resources.

• Monitor resources and equipment and recommend for upgrades or replacements.


LEADERSHIP AND MEMBERSHIP

2009 Member Scottish PEN

2008 Young Scotland Programme Delegate

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

• PC and Macintosh proficient; Database Input and Management; Comprehensive Internet Proficiency

Online marketing and promotion experience including on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace

Comprehensive IT hardware and software installation experience

Film editing experience on Media 100, Final Cut Pro and Premiere systems

Typing Speed: 75 words per minute