‘a creative and inspiring presence.’
Born in Yorkshire and brought up in the Midlands, Rosie did her first degree in English & Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick, where she was taught by Germaine Greer. Her D.Phil at York was followed by a lectureship at the University of East Anglia, then various teaching posts in London, Bristol and Nottingham before she relinquished academic life, spent time in India and the United States, and pursued creative and spiritual practices. She has followed Meher Baba since 1979.
A passionate believer in the power of the creative arts to heal and transform, Rosie has worked in many community and health contexts. With artist Marc Yeats www.marc-yeats.co.uk she ran REACH Dorset, taking art and writing into healthcare. She wrote the Charter for the National Alliance on Arts and Health, and is a member of Arts and Health South West.
Now living in a small village near Frome, Somerset, Rosie is active in the local community. She is part of the Frome Writers’ Collective, Frome Arts Society, Knucklebone Poets, and Subversif Poets in Bath. She collaborates with other artists and writers, and regularly performs her work at Frome Poetry Café, Bradford on Avon's Words and Ears, in Bristol, and other venues across the South West.
Rosie has collaborated with Devon poet Graham Burchell on a collection of poems about artist Stanley Spencer and his first wife Hilda Carline, called Two Girls and a Beehive.
She runs workshops in the UK and in Cortijo Romero, Spain.
She has one son, one granddaughter, and one step-granddaughter.
Besides writing and art, she loves walking, classical music especially Bach, films and travel.