Amanda has run KEAP for the last 15 years and before that worked with Kneehigh Theatre and ACT. The Story Republic has grown out of programmes of work developed by Amanda such as;
- Darke Visions – a year long festival celebrating the life and work of playwright, filmmaker and environmental campaigner Nick Darke
- working with Book Trust on developing teachers as writers, writer programmes in schools
- Writing Squad Kernow – an out of school group for interested and talented young writers
Amanda is a highly skilled developmental programmer who has initiated and led on innumerable projects over the last 20 years in Cornwall including; Shop of Stories – story installations in empty shops
Carn to Cove rural touring scheme, initiating the writers’ collective Scavel an Gow .
Amanda has a love of literature and has been known to put pen to paper herself in her secluded writers shed in the garden.