Vicky Foster is a writer, performer and poet. Her work and interviews have been broadcast on Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 5, Radio 6 and Radio Humberside and her poem for the Commonwealth Games 2018 was part of the BBC’s national radio coverage. Her radio performances have been selected for Radio 4’s Pick of the Week and she’s also featured in The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Radio Times and The Huffington Post. She wrote a poem for NHS 70 that she recorded for broadcast on TV.
Vicky was one of the BBC’s selected poets for Contains Strong Language in 2017 & 2018, and wrote a new commission for them in 2019, which also featured in Hull’s Freedom Festival.
Her first audio drama, Bathwater, was produced by Sue Roberts, first aired on Radio 4 in 2019, is published by Wrecking Ball Press and won The Imison Award at the 2020 BBC Audio Drama Awards. It explores her own experiences of what happens when violence spills over into family life.
Can I Talk About Heroes? was a documentary made for Radio 4 by Vicky and Sue Roberts,in which Vicky asked how we create heroes and whether heroism is still a useful idea. It looked at how ideas of heroism have impacted on society and Vicky's own life, and featured interviews with Dr Zeno Franco, Emma Kinder from the National Homicide Service, Jacquie Johnston-Lynch who runs a recovery living centre in Liverpool, and Mel, an NHS nurse. It was first broadcast in December 2020.
Vicky has delivered workshops for all kinds of organisations, and is currently working on a number of commissions as well as writing a novel and studying for an MA in English at the University of Hull.
Vicky is represented by Cathryn Summerhayes of Curtis Brown:
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