I am a freelance writer, who focuses on creating work around the arts and culture sector. Reporting and writing about the visual arts in particular, my interests mostly focus on contemporary art, and how art interacts with modern society. I occasionally write creative pieces, limited to short story fiction and creative prose essays. I am a graduate from the University of Warwick, where I achieved a high 2:1 in English Literature and Creative Writing (with intercalated year). Since then I have been writing for various publications, whilst working at the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre.
- Project Myopia - Jackie Kay's 'The Lamplighter': Tuning into HistoryThis is an article I wrote for Project Myopia exploring the importance of Jackie Kay's The Lamplighter, with an original illustration. Project Myopia is a programme committed to expanding curriculum. They are 'devoted to diversifying university curricula through crowdsourcing material from students, revolutionising the way that curricula are designed. We plan to display regular submissions of material (visual, literary, cinematic, musical etc) students feel their curricula would benefit from,
- Rock Bottom Never Looked So GoodAn essay I wrote for Nerve Zine's third issue: Progress. The article explores how new lows in our lives can actually allow us to reflect on how far we have come in our own personal development. A lighthearted piece, reflecting on moments pre-lockdown. NerveZine is an intersectional feminist print zine, providing a platform for the voices of womxn, non-binary and trans people.
- When Harry Met Sally, And We Met Mariehttps://www.dearmovies.co.uk/product/issue-five-friendship-digital-download An essay I wrote exploring the importance of the relationship between Sally and Marie, in Nora Ephron's classic 'When Harry Met Sally', for the DearMovieZine's fifth Issue 'Friendship'. Half of the profits for this issue went to Solace Woman's Aid. Edited, designed and published by Maria Moore at Dear Movie Zines.
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Founder & WriterCOMPRESSION Collective Arts
London, United KingdomFreelance
COMPRESSION Magazine is an online collective starting contemporary conversations about the arts. I founded the collective, and continue to contribute through writing, editing, and maintaining the website content, alongside a great team.
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- Academic Writing
- 35mm Film Photography
- Social Media Management
- Article Writing
- Creative Writing
- Essay Writing
- Feature Articles
- Feature Writer
Short Course in Art, Ethics and Social ChangeCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
- London, United Kingdom
Art, Ethics and Social Change is a short course taught by Sara Shamsavari, at Central Saint Martins UAL. The course provided a critical overview of the role of art, artists and art institutions in challenging and shaping the beliefs of our society as well as ethical considerations in art.
BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing (with intercalated year) 2:1University of Warwick
- Coventry, United Kingdom
Undergraduate university course, that is divided equally between studying English literature/literature in English, and creative writing where we explore, study, practise and develop the skill of writing fiction, non-academic essays, poetry, and writing the self.
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