On the Irregular with Java Bere

Conversation with Fionna Inward Allen - Poet, Writer, Performer and Educator

November 20, 2022 Java Bere Season 3 Episode 10
On the Irregular with Java Bere
Conversation with Fionna Inward Allen - Poet, Writer, Performer and Educator
Show Notes

In this episode I chat to Poet, Writer, Performer and Educator Fionna Inward Allen.

I first met Fee around six years ago at a mutual friend’s picnic. As soon as she flashed her stellar smile, I knew I wanted to talk to her. And talk we did, all afternoon. We have since kept in touch via social media and on the 10th of September we finally met again when Fee performed a few of her beautiful poems at the podcast live event. Her words moved the audience between both tears and laughter.

In our chat for the podcast we covered Fee’s life growing up feeling torn between writing and performing, her vast inner world as a child, creativity as a means of escape, especially when you are bound to one physical place, her time working at the BBC and her self imposed fifteen year writing apprenticeship in the caravan she bought for this sole purpose, rebuilding herself after having her son and then subsequently becoming a single parent.

And of course, so much more.

Welcome to my chat with the delightfully gorgeous Fionna Inward Allen.

Warning, this episode contains swearing and mentions of eating disorders and child abuse.

You can find Fee online at fionnainwardallen.com and on instagram @fionna_inward_allen

Thank you to Right Hand House for sponsoring this episode. You can find Right And House online righthandhouse.co.uk and on instagram @right_hand_house

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Final edit and jingle: Jon Tipler


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