Joleen White

Joleen White is an English and Film studies graduate of the University of Hull. She has also studied the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education for adult learners in Hull. Currently, she lives in Hull and was born in Wakefield.

After trying her hand in teaching support, working in shops and working in a hospital, she recognises that writing is a passion that has stayed with her all her life! It was her partner Peter Aldred (who she also writes with) that inspired her to take it seriously this year and develop her skills.

She recently joined the voluntary group Script Yorkshire who regularly put on workshops in Leeds and the surrounding areas and so is hoping to cultivate her writing skills in many mediums. She has also been involved in restarting the Hull group which she helps facilitate and organise.

Joleen is currently writing a fantasy novel and is interested in writing for the radio and theatre. She also writes film and theatre show reviews for a magazine and website based in Leeds called The State of the Arts.

She has many hobbies such as practicing Kung Fu and cycling and she loves going to see a range of films at the cinema, especially science fiction and fantasy.

She is very excited to be on the Dream Reality Radio scheme and cannot wait to develop her documentary ideas with help and support from professionals.

  • SAM: Listen to your dad love. He knows.
    Extract from ‘Dave’s Murder Mile’ by Lyn Towers
  • ALBERT: (Clears his throat) Testing, testing, one two, three, testing. This is Albert higginbottom addressing the nation. (Sings) I left my heart, in San Francisco, high on a hill, it calls to me…
    Extract from ‘Albert’ by Janice Sampson
  • DARCY: I’m Darcy, and I’m sure that’s a charming little tale but maybe we could save it for another time or for someone who’s actually interested in the banalities of your life.
    Extract from ‘Followers’ by Ruby Clarke
  • CHARLIE: Don’t panic. I won’t be sleeping much either. I suppose you could say I’m in here because of William Shakespeare – and a woman.
    Extract from ‘King of the Castles’ by Frank Hill
  • TARIQ: Oi! Stop being disrespectful! Just because you speak ‘English’ so properly - you can’t speak Punjabi so good though do you, eh?
    Extract from ‘When George Came to Bradford by Nuzhat Ali
  • Aged 21 she gave in and tried it becoming addicted within weeks. It was in fashion, everybody did it
    Extract from ‘The Smoking Companion’ by Joleen White
  • The emphasis is the song ‘Abrokyire Abrabo’ what it meant to the band – their peerage and what it means to them now
    ‘High Life ‘ by Joseph-Israel