I am Zoe Murphy, I am a mother of three, a Community Engagement Officer for UWTSD, a writer and performance poet, a choreographer, a lecturer and most importantly a business owner! I love everything I’m involved in but above all I love words and books and that’s why my partner and I decided to start our business ‘Pulpworm.’
After completing my MA in Creative and Media Writing at Swansea University I was commissioned to write several dance theatre plays and still continue to do so. I have been independently published twice in two poetry anthologies with my poetry collective ‘Poets on the Hill’ a group which came about after we were part of a BBC Wales programme called ‘Ugly Lovely: Poet on the Estate’ with famous dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah. The cast wrote and performed our own version of Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milkwood’ based in my area of Townhill, Swansea and performed it at the Dylan Thomas Theatre in Swansea as part of the 2014 Dylan Thomas Centenary Celebrations. We also had an excellent testimonial for our first anthology from a former but fellow Townhill resident, Chris Coleman and since then we have gone from strength to strength. My partner has been in the Army for twenty years and combining all our experience and expertise we decided to start Pulpworm.
We are a bookselling, publishing and education business and all our work is centred around all things creative and literary. We want to bring autonomy to writers and a fresh take on writing workshops and creative writing combined with business.
I think being an entrepreneur runs deeper than just owning a business and is a specific mindset. My ambition, other than growing the business, is to prove that no matter your background, your past, your experience, anyone can be a business owner, and anyone can adopt an entrepreneurial attitude to succeed in whatever they want to do and succeed in life.