“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
‘Where are they now?’ alumni feature.
Northern Exposure 2006
The Usual Suspects
Julia interviews crime writer
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
“I contacted the editor and pitched
this article. Thank you, Andrew Billen.”
Beasts of Burden
This magazine succeeded the famous Spare Rib, and paved the way for Mslexia.
Ironing Out Problems
Thirty years of new tech, but even Alexa won’t touch ironing.
Don’t They Love Me?
The cheese plant is back in our homes, apparently, if not our hearts.
Warts and All
Covid is not the only obstinate virus.