This is the blog of Aki Schilz, writer, poet and novelist. Aki started writing short fiction at the age of 4, and completed her first novella aged 12. For a short while, Aki was a dancer, and choreographed contemporary pieces for festivals and independent theatre companies across London and Oxford, as well as being a member of the all-female performance art troupe The Readymaids. Since graduating from the Bath Spa MA in Creative Writing with Distinction, she has worked in arts administration, and facilitated writing workshops for adults and children, as well as working as a copywriter for a number of websites and projects. She is now Editorial Services Manager at The Literary Consultancy.
Aki’s fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in the ARC anthology, Visual Verse, Annexe Magazine, Cheap Pop Lit, Popshot Magazine and The Colour of Saying, and she has been shortlisted for the HG Wells Festival Prize and the Fish Prize. Aki has performed her dance and poetry works at festivals, on buses, in restaurants, art galleries, in a chalk circle on Carnaby Street, in churchyards and in bars. She is currently working on her second novel.
You can also find Aki on Twitter, where she tweets musings and micropoetry: @AkiSchilz