Please tell us about yourself?
I'm a writer and tutor of creative writing. Most recently I worked as Project Manager of the Great Cardiff Poem - writing and persuading hundreds of others to write poems about Cardiff to support the city's bid to be the 2008 European Capital of Culture.
What are you currently working on?
A collection of poems about penguins - some of which are written in the voice of an Emperor Penguin who arrives in suburbia from Antartica and makes wry observations on contemporary life. It seemed appropriate at this time, to make a digital story which reflected my long-term passion for penguins! I wanted to make something which was both comic in places, but also had a more serious 'message'.
In my digital story - the black-and-white penguin becomes a metaphor for the notion of balance and for the quest for balance in life.
Did you enjoy creating your digital story?
I was initially apprehensive about having to learn the necessary software and couldn't quite believe that I would end up with a completed story after just a few days! The workshop was extremely supportive however, and everything did, indeed, come together as planned. I'd now really like to continue making stories - and perhaps work on some with the various writing groups I teach in different sectors of the community.