Sally Pomme Clayton

Children's writer, Playwright, Radio/tv/screenwriter, Short-story writer

Sally Pomme Clayton is a writer and storyteller who loves fairytales. She has published many children’s books including Greek Myths: stories of sun, stone and sea (Frances Lincoln, 2012); Rama and Sita: path of flames (2010); and Tales Told in Tents: stories from Central Asia (2004). She writes for live performances, creating Prince Zal and the Simorgh (2012) for composer David Bruce and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sea Stories (2009–10) for composer Dario Marianelli and the LPO. She was artist-in-residence at the Swedenborg Society (2011–12), writing, researching, and combining sound and film to create Night Visit.

During 2010 she was commissioned by the British Museum to write and perform six stories for the BBC Radio 4 series A History of the World in 100 Objects. She was winner of the BBC Write Out Loud award (1997), writing plays and documentaries for radio, among them The Whole Brain (BBC Radio 3, 2006), The Young Man’s Tale (BBC Radio 3, 2000), As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams (BBC Radio 4, 1998).

She co-founded the Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton in 1985, spearheading storytelling in the UK. Recent performances have been at Soho Theatre, Northern Stage, Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Gallery, and in Sweden. She enjoys inspiring others to write and tell stories, working with groups throughout the UK. She currently teaches at Rose Bruford College in Kent, continuing to help students gain confidence with writing.

Sally Pomme Clayton

Fellowships

University of Westminster (Regent) 2010/11