Hello, I'm Jay:
Jay has been teaching at the University of Sunderland since 2015,
where he specialises in audio production and writing workshops
- drama, documentary, podcasting, and journalism.
Current Projects in 2023:
Completed Projects in 2023:
Projects in 2024:
Jay specialises in composed feature documentary and "mosaic” structures; using aspects of non-linear narrative construction, interlacing voice, music, and sound-art:
Whether exploring Sunderland artist Stephanie Smith's tactile practice of 'skin-mapping' ('DRAWING IN THE DARK', BBC RADIO 4)...
Investigating how writing has seeped into the landscape and heritage of Weardale ('TEN WORDS FOR A NORTHERN LANDSCAPE', NEW WRITING NORTH)...
Or celebrating independent bookshops through community creative writing workshops ('HILLS ARE ALIVE', NORFOLK STREET ARTS).
A New York Award-winner for his audio drama ‘SEABURN’, and an avid reader of young adult queer fiction, Jay is keen to continue developing his writing and production practice in the fictional space.
Jay identifies as homoromantic, and yearns to tell stories that resonate with the queer community.