I'm a free-lance writer with a patchwork portfolio from novels and short stories to plays and performance poetry - my collection Crumbs from a Spinning World was published by Burning Eye Books in 2016, and I 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 new book is the story of my hometown: FROME UNZIPPED - from Prehistory to Post-Punk, published July 2018 by Hobnob Press. Frome, in southwest UK, has a lively arts scene which I write about weekly in my blog. I run the Poetry Cafe, and am involved with the summer festival and the Merlin theatre.

I run occasional writing workshops and this summer spent two weeks in the fabulous Greek island of Skyros leading a creative writing course.

I'm also open for contact from community projects or individuals.

 email   crysse@crysse.com or find me on facebook