Anne has lectured in English Literature, Creative Writing/Devising, Theatre and Performing Arts for the past 25 years. A professional playwright and poet, her 80 stage adaptations and original theatre productions have toured the UK and Ireland and she has written and directed specially commissioned works for colleges, theatres, health boards, the NI Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and eco-critical community organizations. She was Director/facilitator of Northern Ireland’s first deaf & deaf/blind theatre company – devising and directing Europe’s first audio-described/sur-titled and ESL/BSL sign-language supported production My Hands, My Heart (2013) performed in Derry/Londonderry and Belfast. Her poetry has been published in literary journals in the UK, Ireland and the USA. She is now a freelance arts practitioner and editor.