Carinya Sharples is a writer, facilitator, journalist and editor living in South East London.

Her creative writing has been published in various publications, including The London Reader and Commonwealth Writers’ ADDA Stories. More details…

Carinya has facilitated many creative-writing workshops, including for Spread The Word’s City of Stories Home project and Poetry Vs Colonialism at the Museum of London, Docklands. More details…

In 2020 she graduated with a Masters in Creative Writing and Education (Distinction) from Goldsmiths, University of London. That same year she co-edited the book Inspire: Exciting Ways of Teaching Creative Writing. The book is also available as a free download on the Goldsmiths Centre for Languages, Culture and Learning website.

As a journalist, she has produced articles, radio packages and online content for many different platforms, including BBC World Service, Mongabay, Gal-Dem, and The Guardian. Click on the ‘Journalism’ tab to view more details, including articles, radio pieces and books/magazines edited.