Writing Projects

“Over the years between chipping away at collections and editing magazines, I have been drawn into literary adventures of all kinds, from long-distance walks to celebrity interviews, from clothing manufacture to riding Alton Towers’ Galactica. With wide interests and considerable stamina I hope to be involved in many more.”

Writing In Education

Sleepless – Review

Review of Julia’s poetry collection, Sleepless, by Dawn Gorman

York Mix 2013

Review: Five Sisters’ Window On The World

On stage live for International Women’s Day – with Kate Fox.

University of Huddersfield 2009

Graduate Interview

‘Where are they now?’ alumni feature.

Northern Exposure 2006

The Usual Suspects

Julia interviews crime writer
Val McDermid.

Clothing World 1993

The First Commercial Sewing Machine

Unpicking the history of garment manufacture – for industry professionals.

Times Educational Supplement 1993

What happens When daddy is your teacher

A tribute – with reservations –
to a teacher ahead of his time.

Observer Magazine 1991

Animal Crackers

“I contacted the editor and pitched
this article. Thank you, Andrew Billen.”

Everywoman 1991

Beasts of Burden

This magazine succeeded the famous Spare Rib, and paved the way for Mslexia.

Everywoman 1990

Ironing Out Problems

Thirty years of new tech, but even Alexa won’t touch ironing.

Everywoman 1990

Don’t They Love Me?

The cheese plant is back in our homes, apparently, if not our hearts.

Everywoman 1990

Warts and All

Covid is not the only obstinate virus.