Paula David was born in London, UK. After completing a BA in Media and Creative Writing in 2007, at Middlesex University, London, she completed her first novel. It was longlisted in the Virginia Prize for unpublished novels (2009).
Paula has had stories and poems published in several anthologies. She has performed her own brand of performance poetry, which includes song and verse, all over London and beyond, including venues such as the Bishopsgate Institute, the Poetry Cafe, and the London Poetry Festival.
Paula’s first play, Second Chance, won third prize in Newham’s Playwright of the Year competition in 2009. Since then, her plays Malachi, Helen’s Help, and Second Chance have had readings at Brockley Jack Theatre (June 2010), Stratford Circus (July 2010) and Jacksons Lane Theatre (May 2010). Her first full production, Stories of Migration, produced in May 2013, was performed to a sold out audience at Leyton Library.
Paula was Resident Artist at Stratford Circus in 2010, Writer in Residence for Rowan Arts in April 2011 and Writer in Residence at Leytonstone Festival in Summer 2012. She was awarded an MA in Creative and Professional Writing from Brunel University in September 2011.
Paula is the founder of The Write Network.