Nikki is a Co-Founder and the Beyond Books Lead at Civic Square in Birmingham
Currently leading with The Front Room which is the beginnings of an ambitious, long-term neighbourhood platform in the city to be designed, grown and co-owned by local communities.
Developing and curating a series of talks, books shares and workshops, Nikki’s work aims to utilise the medium of books and reading to share inclusive experiences and to make complex ideas accessible, for readers of all generations and backgrounds to imagine and dream a better world around them.
Having an interest and commitment to all things access, representation and inclusion, Nikki is a Trustee at Writing West Midlands, the literature development organisation for the region. She has been a judge for the MFest Short Story Prize, a longlist judge for the Jericho Prize, celebrating Black-British new writing for children and more recently a judge for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2022.