About Claire

POETRY: Claire lives on the south downs near Brighton. Her work has appeared in 14, Ambit, Artemis, Channel, The Dhaka Review, Dark Horse, Finished Creatures, The High Window, Interpreter’s House, Magma, The Morning Star, North, Poetry News, Poetry Salzburg Review, Popshot, Prole, New Welsh Reader, Rialto, South Bank Poetry, The Spectator, Stand and Under the Radar, among other publications.  She has one poetry collection: ‘A Pocketful of Chalk’ (Arachne Press 2022), and two pamphlets: ‘The Bone That Sang (Indigo Dreams 2020) and ‘Later There Will Be Postcards (Green Bottle Press 2016). She has performed as a guest poet in London. Birmingham, Guildford, Winchester, St Albans, Leicester, Dhaka (Bangladesh), Manchester, Maidenhead, Petersfield, Brighton, Lewes, Margate and Ventnor (Isle of Wight).

DRAMA:  Claire’s stage dramas have been produced in Australia, America, Spain, Germany, Malta, Romania, France and the UK.  Some of her plays have been translated into Russian, Spanish or French.  She has also had plays broadcast on BBC Radio Four and local radio stations such as LBC and Wey Valley Radio. Some of her monologues and short plays have been published by Morgan’s Eye Press, The Delinquent and The Good Ear Review. She was n associate writer with Goblin Baby Theatre Company.

Please click on link to view one of her 5 minute plays:

ENEMY http://youtu.be/7yvt1Z34rEo  

Claire won the Douglas Clarke Award and Leicestershire Playwriting Competition twice; came third in The Wandsworth All London Literary Competition twice; was runner-up in The Southampton International Playwriting Festival; was nominated for a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain MacAllan Award; short-listed for The Arts Council’s John Whiting Award; and nominated three times for The George Taylor Award. She has led writing workshops at The Greyshott & Hindhead Literary Festival; The Highgate Scientific and Literary Institute; and the South London Theatre and adjudicated the Nottingham and Notts Drama Association’s play writing competition.

For more information visit her website at http://www.bookerplays.co.uk  or email her at: bookerplays@yahoo.co.uk

One response to “About Claire

  1. Thanks for the like, and for giving me the chance to discover what you’re up to, the books I should be buying and what I really should be doing when I eventually make it back to Manchester… 🙂


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