Photo by Kartverket (CC BY 2.0)

I’m very excited to announce that for three weeks from the 13th June I’ll be traveling to the High Arctic for an artist residency on a tall ship as part of the New York based Arctic Circle programme.

I’ll be taking up the residency alongside twenty-five other artists from all over the globe. Visit www.thearcticcircle.org for more details on The Farm, the arts charity who administer the residencies, and to read profiles of my fellow travellers.

Whilst there I will be writing and making new work, which will be presented at the 2013 Durham Book Festival in October. I’m very grateful to New Writing North and the Durham Book Festival for their support, financial and otherwise, which is enabling me to take up this opportunity.