Advisory

2017 –       Elected Vice Chair, Royal Society of Literature
2016 –       Elected to Council, Royal Society of Literature
2014 -15   The Quality Assurance Agency UK (QAA): Panel for Creative Writing
2014         Patron: REACH Prize, Youth for Arts, Royal College of Art
2014 -15   Arts Council England, Member of the South East Area Council
2013 –       The Folio Prize: Member of the Academy
2012 –       Patron: SI Leeds Literary Prize for unpublished black/Asian women writers
2012 –       Editorial Board: the African Poetry Book Series, APBF, University of Nebraska
2009 -11   Patron: Westminster Befriend a Family (WBAF)
2007 – 9    The Society of Authors UK: Management Committee
2005 –       Advisor: Free Verse & The Complete Works schemes at Spread the Word
2004 – 8    Advisory Committee: New Galleries, Museum of London
2004 – 9    Advisory Board: MA Creative Writing, City University
2003 – 6    Literature Advisor: The British Council
2001 – 5    Special Literature Advisor: London Arts Board
2003 – 4    Chair: The Poetry Society of Great Britain
2001 – 4    General Council: The Poetry Society of Great Britain
2000 –       Advisory Board: Wasafiri Literature Magazine
1990s        Board of Directors, Black Mime Theatre Company