I’m delighted to share the news that I will be working as one of three writers on the core team for The Writing Squad alongside Helen Mort and Jenn Ashworth.

Here’s the announcement from The Writing Squad newsletter:

From this September we have a new core team to help Squad Director Steve Dearden and Administrator Rachael Harrison deliver the ongoing one to one development of both the current Squad and our grads.

All have worked with the Squad before and share our values:

– our support is rigorous and long term.

– what we offer is shaped by the constant renewal of the needs, ambitions and circumstances of our writers, whom we encourage to create self-sustaining communities.

– we take Squad writers seriously as writers, artists and activists, they just happen to be young.

It is a tremendously exciting time. As we complete the programme for the current Squad and go into the new year recruiting the next one, we are looking forward to a future shaped by the new ideas and fresh approaches Helen, Jenn and Stevie will bring.