Dominique De-Light


2007- Present    Co-Founder & DirectorCreative Future, Brighton
Director of a charity that trains, develops and promotes marginalised artists
and writers in the south east. Artistic
direction, strategy & fundraising for an organisation with 5 staff & 20
freelancers that has worked with 3500+ marginalised artists/writers and
delivered national showcase events seen by over 250,000+ people. 

2003 – 2007       Writer in Residence & Project Manager, First Base Arts Project
Writer in Residence & Project Management of three days a week arts
project at a day centre for homeless people, including: artistic direction,
fundraising, planning & supervision of 11 freelance staff.

2004 – 2012       Creative Writing TutorBBC Southern Counties, City College, Brighton
Museum, QueenSpark Books, New Writing South
Devising & delivering creative writing workshops and courses                              

2004 – 2006    Mentor LAPIDUS, Brighton
Providing guidance on establishing therapeutic writing groups.

2004 – 2006    Administrator Pier Playwrights, (now New Writing South) Brighton
Organising training & providing on-line information for writers.

2003 – 2005     Travel Writing Lecturer Adult Education, City College, Brighton.
Teaching travel writing to adults of all abilities.

2002 – 2005     Writer/Facilitator Big Issue, Brighton
      Teaching creative writing, art and photography to homeless adults.

2000-2001         Student. MA in Creative Writing at UEA.

1998 – Present   Freelance writer. The Guardian, Rough Guide’s Women Travel & a variety
of international magazines
Articles on Caribbean culture, engaging marginalised people & therapeutic
writing. Co-writer of carnival education pack, Luton Carnival
Development Committee.

1997 - 2009       Author. Rough Guide to Trinidad and Tobago
Research, writing, photography, cartography, editing and proof reading.

1996 - 1999       Carnival Artist/Supervisor. Callaloo Carnival Company. Trinidad
Construction and supervision of carnival costume production.

1994 - 1996       Carnival Artist. PBCC Mobile Unit. London.
Costume construction & teaching carnival construction methods. 


I have an MA in Creative Writing from the UEA, a degree in government & history from the LSE & a variety of GCSEs and A-Levels. I also have a PGCE in adult education from Brighton University.