Wild Women Writers' Salons - curating and hosting a year-long project focusing on memoir and creative non-fiction by women writers


All My Wild Mothers - Two Roads Books (Hachette) 2023

Moving Mountains - Writing Nature though Illness and Disability - ed. Louise Kenward (Footnote Press 2023)

North Country - An anthology of landscape and nature - ed. Karen Lloyd  (Saraband 2022)

Minecraft Life Hacks Lab for Kids - co-written with Adam Clarke Quarto (2019)


Butcher's Dog Magazine Issue #14

To Start the Year from its Quiet Centre - pamphlet, Indigo Dreams (2020)

The Bloody Amazing Anthology  - Yaffle Press/Beautiful Dragons (2020) 

The Mountain We Cannot See Anthology - Slice of the Moon (2020)

Imagining Life After COVID-19 - Womawords Literary Press 

International Times (April 2020)

The Beach Hut (December 2019)

As Above, So Below Issue 1 (December 2018)

#MeToo - A Women’s Poetry Anthology - Fair Acre Press, 2018 (Saboteur Best Anthology Winner 2018)

The Golden B00k - Fifty Years of Arvon - Arvon Foundation (2018)

Keeping Well, Keeping Connected Anthology - CarersUK (2018)

Deep Song - Awakening To Love - Troubadours of Divine Bliss (2012)

Rowing Home: A Journey Through Grief Anthology - Cruse Bereavement Charity (2009)

Wild Women Press publications

The 3am Club Anthology (2006)

Byron Makes His Bed (2006)

Fragments (2006)

Fragile Bodies (2004)

Wild Women Hot Pot of Passion Anthology (2000)

Anchoring The Light (1999)

Howl At The Moon: Writings by Wild Women (1999)


All My Wild Mothers - recipient of an Author's Foundation Grant  Society of Authors

All My Wild Mothers - Winner Northern Debut Award (non-fiction)- New Writing North (2020)

All My Wild Mothers - Longlisted Penguin WriteNow Programme (2020)

All My Wild Mothers - Longlisted for The Lakeland Book of the Year Awards (2024)

All My Wild Mothers - Shortlisted for The People's Book Award (2023/4)

All My Wild Mothers - Longlisted for The Nan Shepherd Prize (2019)

ACE DYCP Grant 2021 exploring how literature can collaborate with immersive, digital spaces to share our grief stories

Shortlisted for Winston Churchill Fellowship (2020) for #Wild Woman Gamer

Highly Commended - Charroux Festival Memoir Prize (2029)

Highly Commended - Carers UK Photography Prize (2018)

CarersUK Writing Prize (2018) - Staff/Volunteer Choice 

CommonUnity Award (Wild Women Press) - Post Office UK (2018)

Mother’s Milk Non-Fiction Writing Award (2017)

Digital Literature Bursary - The Writing Platform (2015)

Unsung Heroes Awards - shortlisted - Arts Council England (NW)

Northern Promise Award for Poetry - New Writing North (2002)

Andrew Waterhouse Award for Poetry - New Writing North (2002) 

Millennium Mind Award for poetry - Anchoring The Light (1999)


Writers' Alliance Group for Literature Alliance Scotland 2023-24 

Your Wild and Precious Life: discovering and nurturing your story (CRIPtic Arts - online, 2023)

Growing Older, Growing Wilder workshops (Wild Women Press - online, 2022)

Wood and Pixels - Bernheim International Artists' Residency (Kentucky 2016)

Invisible Orchard Family Studio - managing/hosting programme of workshops (Cumbria, 2012 - 2016)

Creative Writing tutor - Lancaster University BA (Hons) programme (2004 - 2006)

Wild Women Workshops (Cumbria 1999 - 2007)

Hero Inside residency, A Day in A Life residency (Prism Arts - arts without barriers - 1997 - 1999)

Survivors' Poetry facilitator - 1993 - 1996


Gardening with the RHS

Plant Cunning

The Wildlife Community Podcast

Roots and All Podcast

The Audiobook Show - RNIB Radio

Prompted by Nature

The Sage's Cabin


Resilience Rising

Caravan of the Heart

Type 1 and 1 

Brave New Girl

Women in Gaming - TECHNique Podcast (2020)

Minecraft and Grief, 2017, Gimlet Podcast, New York City


Get Booked - Women's Radio Station

Lifestyles - TRE Radio

Sunday Bookclub - BBC Radio West Midlands

Stephanie Finnon Show (Grief Special) - BBC Radio Cumbria

Spelt Magazine

The Enchanted Emporium 

The Daily Record


BBC Radio Cumbria

Interview on #MeToo & Harvey Weinstein, TRT World, 2018

Interview - My Mother's House: Grief, Poetry & Digital Gaming, Guardian Newspaper 2015

Interview - The Naked Muse Photo-Poetry Project - Guardian Newspaper 2011


Article - An Orkney Miracle Drink - How wildflowers heal us - Inkcap Journal

Opinion piece - The Burden of Unpaid Care - Press and Journal

Opinion piece - We are not under invasion - Press and Journal

Article - Lessons in Loss and Wonder - Welldoing.org

Article - Experiencing grieving alongside new motherhood - The Belfast Telegraph

Article - Using gardening to cope with a diabetes diagnosis - The Reader's Digest

Article - My Sister Died When I Was Pregnant - people treated me differently - HuffPost

Article - My Sister Died Suddenly When I was Pregnant - i-News

Opinion - Wild Gardening & Losing Control - The Independent

Opinion - Pandemic schooling at home is not the same as home-schooling - The Independent

Article - The Wildnerness Between Love and Loss - Cancer Wellness Magazine 

Articles - Create Hub Arts & Digital Technology 


Chelsea Flower Show 2024

Kibworth Books 2024

Warwick Books 2024

Colonsay Book Festival 2024

Orkney Arts Society 2024

Helensburgh Book Festival 2024

Orkney Library 2023

Borders Book Festival 2023

Lighthouse Bookshop 2023

Waterstones, Kendal 2023

Verey Books 2023

Sam Read Booksellers 2023

Spelt Magazine live event 2023

Poetry & Games Festival Panel 2022

Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2020

Digital Past Conference 2020

Deer Shed Festival 2019

Barnsley Literature Festival 2019

Death & Dying Conference Panel 2020

Greenbelt Festival, Literature Tent & The Red Tent 2018

Saboteur Awards 2018

UcLan Literary Events 2018

Stanza Poetry Festival 2018

Greenbelt Festival, Grief and Gaming talk 2016

Minecon, Grief and Gaming, Los Angeles 2016

Mix Conference, My Mother's House - Grief& Gaming, BathSpa 2015

Naked Muse Tour 2011/12

Wild Women Press Salons, 2000-2007

Poetry Cafe 2006

The Convent, 2006, BBC1 

Glastonbury Festival, Poetry & Words Tent 2005

Sheffield Literary Festival 2005

Stirling Poetry & Sexuality Conference 2004

Brewery Arts Centre 2004

Arts in Mental Health Festival 2000


To Start The Year From Its Quiet Centre

An intimate meditation on love and loss that tells the story of a relationship between women that is transformed through grief. 

Bennett’s poetry is controlled, spare and with the particular magic of inviting the reader in right-up-close -- agonisingly beautiful,

(Deborah Alma, The Poetry Pharmacy)

Published by Indigo Dreams Publishing Ltd. (August 2020). 

Wild Women Writers' Salons Project

A year long programme of live online Writers’ Salons, curated and hosted by me, offering a welcoming and inspiring space for women authors of memoirs and creative non-fiction to take a deep-dive into their books and creative practice. Alongside this, I host a monthly programme of peer-support salons for participating author, and write/edit a monthly newsletter for subscribers.

Wild Women Press & The Wild Woman Web Project

Founded in 1999 with one simple mission: to offer a space where women could tell their stories and celebrate their wild. The Wild Women Poets have performed live at events around the UK and USA, and used their creativity to create positive change. We have worked with over 2000 women on a number of amazing projects, hosted the (in)famous Wild Women Salons. 

The Wild Woman Web was started in 2018. Curated by Victoria, it is an inclusive space connecting wild women around the globe, with a focus on nature, creativity, and empowerment. 

Minecraft Life Hacks Lab for Kids 

VIctoria Bennett & Adam Clarke, Quarto Books 2019

A hands-on book for educators, parents, and players that encourages positive play, emotional intelligence, and responsible digital citizenship. Through a fun mix of in-game and hands-on projects, Unofficial Minecraft Life Hacks Lab for Kids shows how to develop the building blocks of positive communication, listening skills, leadership and collaboration traits, emotional empathy, self-confidence and self-control, and how these skills can be used to play positively and build a better world.

What We Now Know (2018)

A VR-Music-Poetry collaboration with artist Adam Clarke, musician Beth Porter, and the #MeToo poetry anthology

A creative collaboration with digital artist Adam Clarke & and Beth Porter & Ben Please of The Bookshop Band to create a short VR music poetry video inspired by #MeToo: A Women's Poetry Anthology. Video created using Google Tilt Brush software. Longlisted for Best Collaboration - Saboteur Awards 2018

Wood and Pixels (2016)

An international arts residency with Bernheim Forest, Kentucky

A unique 3 month residency, bringing together art, gaming, and nature through the perspective of an artist-family-in-residence. During our time at Bernheim, we created a series of poems and Minecraft maps in response to our experiences. These went on to become Wood and Pixels, an interactive Minecraft world that allows players to explore a range of locations within Bernheim

My Mother's House (2015)

A playable Minecraft poem exploring terminal illness and loss

Supported by a bursary from The Writing Platform, and created in collaboration with artist, Adam Clarke. My Mother's House is a playable Minecraft poem that explores terminal illness and loss. I created this in response to my experience of being a carer for my mother through terminal cancer, during which time I was also a carer for my young son, as a way of exploring end-of-life experience with a young child. Featured in The Guardian and voted in the Top 5 Minecraft Maps 2016, and the Poetry Library Poetry & Games Festival 2022.

The Naked Muse (2012)

Exhibition and calendar curated by Victoria Bennett, featuring 41 poets and photographers

An exhibition featuring over thirty beautiful and unique nude male portraits of poets, created by women photographers in response to poems by women poets on the theme of the gaze -- one of the largest exhibitions of artwork by women featuring all male nudes. The project was featured widely in the media around the world. 

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