I’m a free-lance writer with a patchwork portfolio from novels and short stories to performance poetry,  and also have a focus on stage drama, both as a playwright and a reviewer. You can find out more about my activities on this website.
My weekly blog is focussed mainly on activities in and around Frome, where I live: I run the Poetry Cafe here, and am involved with the summer Arts Festival and Merlin theatre. My previous book was  FROME UNZIPPED – from Prehistory to Post-Punk, 2018 by Hobnob Press, but I’ve since returned to fiction with The Price of Bread, a novel set in Belfast in 1971 at the start of the ‘Troubles’, which is based on real-life experience of living in the city at that time. Also published by Hobnob Press, this is available through bookshops and online.
I run very occasional workshops: this year’s Masterclass in Skyros was sadly cancelled due to corona virus, but I am open for contact from community projects or individuals.

 email   crysse@crysse.com or find me on facebook