Shirley Barrie: I love engaging the minds and enthusiasm of young audiences. I delight in mining golden nuggets from women's history - fashioning from them stories that still speak to us today. I enjoy the challenge of painting with the audio palette for radio, and I continue to savour all the shades of grey that give the issues of our time such fascination. I was a member of the 1998 Playwrights Unit at the Tarragon Theatre, Toronto. In 1972 I co-founded the Wakefield Tricycle Company in London, England with Ken Chubb.