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Julia Hudson: A long term contributor to the Newcastle library writing group. Although yet unpublished she has read her work at the Gladstone reading café. She is a voracious reader and experiments with most literary styles, focussing mainly on shorter pieces.
Stephanie Hutton:is a writer and clinical psychologist in Newcastle under Lyme. She has published her short-form work online and in print. In 2016 she won the Writers HQ 2016 Competition and Bibliophone 1000 Words Heard Competition and her flash fiction was shortlisted for the Brighton Prize. She will be reading her story taken from this year’s Black Pear Press Short Story anthology.
Misha Herwin: one of our comperes for the evening!
Jeanette Moore: Inspired by her love of the outdoors, she has recently published a collection of short stories set in the Lake District. Feel the chill in your fingers as you experience the twists and turns of Ruck Sack Tales.
Elizabeth Kay: Liz been taking writing stories semi-seriously for around two years and has recently dared to venture into competition submissions. She works as an Occupational Therapist in Stoke on Trent and takes inspiration from her work as well as finding beauty in ordinary things.
June Palmer: a poet who also writes short stories and fiction. In 2015 she published a book of poetry “The last Pictish man” and has also had poems published in the “Poetry of Staffordshire” anthology (Offa’s press). Two of her poems made the long and short lists for this years Poetry on Loan competition. June was recently one of six joint winners in a national writing competition “Write Science” sponsored by Stella Duffy OBE, and judged by a panel of writers including Val McDermid. June performed her winning poem “Listening to Jupiter” on Six Towns Radio and at the Josiah Wedgwood Institute. More details are found at www.junepalmervividarc.org
Debbi Voisey: Vice Chair of City Voices Stoke Creative Writers Group. Debbi is published in the Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2015, in National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2016, and on Storgy.com She won the Sentinel and Staffs University “Too Write” short story competition in conjunction with the Stoke on Trent Hot Air Literary Festival 2016 and is currently writing a novel.
(Not pictured – our other compere Jan Edwards)