WRITING PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS

 

2012 INSUFFICIENTLY YELLOW [Short play] November 2012, rehearsed reading (Yellow Earth Theatre), Writer

2009 ASTON MANNA [Short film] Shortlisted for Blank Slate Digishorts (B3 Media), Writer

2009 The Crew: HOT OR NOT [Children's book] September 2009 (Franklin Watts), Writer

2009 The Crew: DAY OF THE DOG [Children's book] July 2009 (Franklin Watts, Writer

2009 ASTON MANNA [Short film] Shortlisted for Digishorts (Screen West Midlands/UK Film Council), Screenwriter

2008 GROWING UP ON LARD [Non-fiction] Winner of Decibel Penguin Prize (Penguin, 2008), Writer

2008 THE SEAL MAKER'S SON [Play] Winner of Beijing Map Games Competition SCRIPT), Writer

2008 CUPBOARD LOVE [Flash fiction] in Finding a Voice Anthology (Imprimata Press/NAW), Writer

2008 LYCHEES AND BINGO BALLS [Short film adaptation] Winner of BBC Bites Competition (BBC Writersroom), Screenwriter

2007 LYCHEES AND BINGO BALLS [Short story] in Original Skin Anthology (Birmingham Libraries), Writer

2007 THE LAST HAO GAO [Flash fiction], in Perfectly Formed, Birmingham Words Online Pamphlet, Writer

 

 

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES & READINGS

 

2015 CHINESE STORYTELLING, Holland House Day Nursery, Sutton Coldfield

2015 WORLD BOOK DAY, Holland House Infant School, Sutton Coldfield

2014 CHINESE LIVES IN BIRMINGHAM LAUNCH and HALF-TERM WORKSHOP, The Barber Institute  of Fine Arts, Edgbaston 

2014 CHINESE STORYTELLING and ART WORKSHOP, Chinese Community Centre, Birmingham 

2013 CHINESE NEW YEAR STORYTELLING, Playtime Nursery, Sutton Coldfield

2011 ARVON FOUNDATION [Guest Speaker, Fiction Course], Lumb Bank Yorkshire

2010 CHINESE NEW YEAR STORYTELLING, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

2010 CHINESE NEW YEAR STORYTELLING, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham

2010 FANTASTIC FUN WITH WORDS FESTIVAL (Warwickshire Council and Midland Creative Projects Ltd) [Readings and activities - The Crew Promotion], Rugby Library, Warwickshire 

2009 READERS CIRCLE MORNING [Reading/activities], Weoley Castle Library/Our Lady Rose of Lima school, Birmingham

2009 BRUMMIE WEEK with The Crew [Readings/activities for children], Centre for the Child, Central Library, Birmingham

2009 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LIBRARY DAY [Readings and activites - The Crew Promotion], Washwood Heath Technology College, Birmingham

2009 FANTASTIC FUN WITH WORDS FESTIVAL (Warwickshire Council and Midland Creative Projects Ltd) [Readings and activities - The Crew Promotion], Water Orton Library and Poleswroth Library with primary school children, Warwickshire

2009 THE BOOK OF NUMBERS (NAW) ANTHOLOGY BOOK LAUNCH [Reading], Foyles Book Store Charing Cross Road, London

2009 SELLY OAK READERS GROUP LOCAL HISTORY TALK [Reading], Selly Oak Library, Birmingham

2009 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF WRITING: END OF YEAR SHOW [Reading], Birmingham Conservatoire

2009 DESTINATION CHINA - [Storyteller/Art Workshop Facilitator]  (Herefordshire Council), Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Leominster libraries

2008 SILK SCREENS [Storyteller/Character- Guan Yin Chinese Goddess] (Emergency Exit Arts/BBC), Victoria Sq. Birmingham

2008 BLACK HISTORY MONTH [readings] - (Birmingham City Council), The Drum, Birmingham

2008 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF WRITING SHOWCASE [reading]- (Birmingham Book Festival/NAW), Birmingham Conservatoire

2008 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF WRITING: END OF YEAR SHOW [Presentation on 'Collaborating with Illustrators'] - (New Generation Arts Festival/NAW), Birmingham Conservatoire

2007 ORIGINAL SKIN BOOK LAUNCH [reading/Q&A] - (Birmingham Book Festival), Birmingham Library Theatre

2007 AN EVENING OF CHINESE LITERATURE [chairperson] - (Birmingham Book Festival), Birmingham

2007 RE-OPENING OF KENRICK LIBRARY [reading] - (Birmingham City University), Kenrick Library

2006 VAGINA MONOLOGUES [monologue reading/performance] - (Fou Fou Fighters), Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove

 

 

FILMS & INTERVIEWS

 

2013 DINING ON DIM SUM [Feature Interview] with Richard McClomb for Birmingham Post (March 7th 2013)

2008 ADOPTED IDENTITY [documentary video diary] for Silk Screens - (BBC Video Nation), aired July 2008 nationwide on BIG SCREENS, Jan 2009 Community Channel

2008 I LOVE BRUM [Interview] for Birmingham's Big Screen - (BBC Birmingham/BCU students)

2008 SILK SCREENS PROMOTIONAL FILM [Interview] - Emergency Exit Arts/Hermanto Djony]

2008 UNI OF BIRMINGHAM CAREERS PROMO [Interview] for promotional dvd to recruit new students to study at the University of Birmingham (Sound and Picture House/University of Birmingham Careers/Student Recruitment)

 

COLLABORATIONS/OTHER EXPERIENCE

 

2015 ROOM 204 Writer Development participant, Writing West Midlands, Birmingham

2009 ANIMATION SCREENWRITING SUPPORT [Visiting Lecturer ], Birmingham Institue of Art and Design, BCU Gosta Green Campus, Birmingham

2008 THE LONELY LEMON [Writer] with Chiu Kwong Man (Illustrator), Birmingham Institue of Art and Design, BCU Gosta Green Campus, Birmingham

2008 CONSTRUCTING TINA FREETH [Writer] with Elaine Brambil (Illustrator, collage), Birmingham Institue of Art and Design, BCU Gosta Green Campus, Birmingham


ADDITIONAL

DBS (formerly CRB) 2014