I'm Alex Bertulis-Fernandes, Writer/Artist/Glutton for Punishment (fledgling stand-up). I’m currently on Penguin Books’ WriteNow mentoring scheme and part of Soho Young Company. I’ve just finished a six-month placement at BBC Creative. My work’s gone viral and been featured in Newsweek, TIME MagazineThe Guardian and Dazed.

Credit to Matt Gentile of Icon Deposit for the mock up featured above. 

Past

In 2019 I began Penguin Books’ WriteNow mentoring scheme and was selected for Soho Young Company. I also finished a six-month placement at BBC Creative.

In 2018 I went viral and was a CREAM winner. I also completed a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and a three-month placement at Iris London.

In 2017 I was one of nineteen creatives selected for D&AD's New Blood Shift London, a night school for non-graduates.

In 2016 a comment I made on the Humans of New York Facebook page got 18,000 likes. Did I do other things in 2016? Yes. Are they as important as this? That’s a hard no.

In 2015 I worked and lived in Australia, completing three months of farm work and attending the Australian Gnome Convention. I also made a Miss Piggy video inspired by Taylor Swift.

In 2014 I was part of the National Theatre's Young Studio: Season 6 and the Burn After Reading Poetry Collective.

In 2013 I was part of the National Theatre’s ‘New Views’ playwriting programme, and acted as an ambassador for the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World festival. I spoke on the panel 'The F Word: Young People and Feminism'.

From 2011-2012 I was a Barbican Poet, and from 2010-2014 I was an Editor for Spinebreakers, Penguin Books' online community for teenagers.