Sophie Sparham is a writer and spoken word artist from Derby. Her debut poetry collection ‘Please Mind the Gap’was released last year and features a foreword from Benjamin Zephaniah.
Sophie has written commissions for Writing East Midlands, BBC Radio 4 and The People’s History Museum.
Last year Sophie gave a Ted X Talk at the University of Kent about how spoken word can improve our cultural awareness. She has recently written a pop-up show, featuring three actors for the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Victoria & Albert.
She lectures Writing for Radio at the University of Derby.
Sophie is a self acclaimed science fiction and fantasy geek. Her science fiction stories have been featured at Virtual Future Fiction and Polari in London. She’s currently working on a new novel.
What Sophie Brings to Oakwood
Sophie has a massive love for writing and hopes to bring that to the festival.
Sophie will be speaking as part of a panel on ‘Creating New Worlds.’