Maeve Clarke likes to write... though she doesn't always write as much as she would like.
She is a published novelist and short story writer. She also writes for the English as a Foreign Language market, children's fiction for reluctant readers and for stage. She'd working on writing for radio too.
She was writer in residence for BVSC - The Centre for Voluntary Action (2006/7), and for St Chad's Sanctuary, Birmingham (2011/12). At the latter, she worked with refugees and asylum seekers as part of English PEN's ‘Big Writing for a Small World’. A book of the work produced was published in 2012.
She lead the Walsall Writing Squad for young people aged 8-12 for two years and runs creative writing workshops for adults and children in schools, libraries and community centres throughout the region.
She was one of 16 writers chosen for Critical Mass 2011/12 - an introduction to playwriting programme at Coventry Belgrade Theatre. Her work from the programme will be showcased in November 2012.
She was one of 18 writers selected for Room 204 - a writer development initiative run by Writing West Midlands.
In December 2015 she was chosen as one of Women in the Spotlight 2016