I am a recent graduate of Creative Writing at Teesside University where I gained a First-Class Honours degree at the age of 68. In 2017 as a member of a creative writing collective, I contributed to the self-published book of short stories, 'Of Prose and Pen', with all profits being donated to the Bright Red Charity at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. For the final assessment of my degree, I produced a work entitled, ‘Leaving Lamsdorf: Harry’s Long Walk Home to Freedom.’ My current work is rooted in northeast popular culture and familial relationships of my working-class upbringing. During studying on the degree course, I discovered a penchant for poetry and have crafted an anthology which is a combination of recollections of my family incorporating experimental writing with writing for well-being. I am passionate about life writing and believe that currently there is an under representation of British working-class writing in this hybrid of genres. My ambition is to address this by having my work published.