VFH INTERVIEW:

Grace Merry

With Volume 5 of VOICES FROM HOME now running as part of Brighton Fringe 2021, we chat to our wonderful writers to find out more about them and their creative process.

How would you describe your writing in 3 words? 

Quirky, relatable, honest.

Who or what are your biggest writing influences?

Bryony Kimmings, Michaela Coel.

What should a tourist see and do in your home county/town?

They should have fish and chips on the pebbles on the seafront, go to the pier, visit Highdown gardens and if they’re down in the summer to try and catch the annual birdman competition where human ‘birdmen’ attempt to fly off the end of the pier into the sea for prize money.

What’s the best piece of advice (writing or otherwise) you’ve ever received? 

Just write, even if you think it’s awful just write anything, observe and never be afraid to be your authentic self.

Can you tell us a bit about your play for Voices From Home? 

My play is about a woman going on a date in Worthing.

What would you like audiences to take away from Voices from Home and your play in particular?

I would like audiences to be able to escape to a different world just for a moment, and hopefully from my play some laughter.

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