Photo by Claire Grogan
Lorna V: Writing • Teaching • Performing
I’m a creative explorer, thinker and doer. Mostly I’ve written, but I also love to inspire and guide new writers. I came to acting after a career in journalism, and found myself as a performance artist, so I know what it’s like to have a dream.
From journalism to theatre, blogs to books, digital to live presentations, academic to entertainment, I’m ignited and excited by deadlines and can adapt easily to different genres.
photo by Lilia Green
I’ve been writing and performing my work at performance arts festivals since 2014. Highlights include appearing at the Lion & Unicorn Kentish Town, Willesden Library Performance Space, Winchester Discovery Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, and the Old Fire Station Arts Centre, Oxford. In April 2018 the award-winning Blue Elephant Theatre gave me the opportunity to present my first full length solo show.
“A self-scripted performer with a blazing personality”
‘If Aliki (‘guru to the stars’) gives you the opportunity to join her on stage, take it!’
Image by Conny Jude
I discovered my interest in education through teaching on postgraduate journalism courses. It was quickly apparent that what gave me most satisfaction was guiding students to develop the mental skills required for a media career through understanding their dreams, purpose, and psychological make-up. This led to developing my own workshops aimed at people of all ages and backgrounds who want to write.
I’m delighted to be joining City Lit. My first course is on developing your writing skills for blogging: https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/developing-your-blogging
Lorna wrote on my piece of homework ‘start the book!!’ -and two years later I became a bestselling published Hay House author! I’m so grateful for Lorna’s help on her course.
Lorna V carries a light others find easy to be led by.
Member of the Society of Authors, Equity and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain