Rebecca Skipwith is an editor and charity worker, currently working with people with learning difficulties and survivors of violence. She practised writing with Literary Kitchen and has written stories that have been longlisted by the New Writer and performed by Liars’ League.
Sarah Tait is a Ramsgate Poet, beach-walker and haiku fan. An active member of her local poetry scene in Thanet, Kent, Sarah has been published in a number of magazines, as well as regularly performing her own work.
Sarah will read her poem The Grass is Waking in the Ground at the An Outbreak of Peace launch at Housman’s TODAY 7pm
Peter Kenny is a poet and playwright, and was co-founder of Telltale Press, and co-editor of Truths, A Telltale Press Anthology. His poetry publications include The Nightwork (Telltale Press 2014) and A Guernsey Double (2010, Guernsey Arts Commission). His latest comedy for theatre was A Glass of Nothing. He blogs at peterkenny.co.uk
After working as an actor and arts administrator in London, Clare married a boat builder and moved to Cornwall. She promptly had three children and set up an improvised theatre company, re-enacting the stories of their audiences around the county. More recently she has co-written and performed with the all women ensemble, ‘Riot of the Freelance Mind’ and she regularly reads her short fiction at spoken word events and local festivals. She has just finished her first YA novel Zed and the Cormorants, which will be published by Arachne Press in 2019/20
After a career in academia, Valerie Bence finished a doctorate in her mid-fifties and then moved from academic to creative writing, completing an MA in Poetry in 2016. She works mainly with objects and artworks but writes ekphrastic poems in its broadest sense, encompassing truth, memory, place and time. Time is an especially powerful focus and she finds that writing on significant anniversaries or in real-time brings another dimension to the writing process.
Her first collection Falling in Love With a Dead Man (based on Rembrandt artworks) is to be published in 2019. Valerie lives and works in Bucks.
Karen Ankers is a poet, playwright and novelist who lives in Anglesey. Her poetry collection, One Word At A Time was published in 2017. Her one-act plays have been performed in the UK, America, Australia and Malaysia. Her first novel, The Crossing Place, was published in January 2018 by Stepping Stones Publishing. Poems published in Indiana Voice Journal
Katy Darby co-runs the award winning Live Literature event, Liars’ League (www.liarsleague.com) and teaches writing at City University, London. Her first novel, The Whores’ Asylum, was published by Penguin in February 2012. Her personal website is www.katydarby.com.Katy is the co-editor of London Lies, Lovers’ Lies,Weird Lies adn We/She
Katy Darby copyright Jon Cartwright
She has provided us with several stories: Keep Calm and Carry On for London Lies, The Horror, the Horror for Stations, Character Study and The Fool’s Tale for Liberty Tales,Hunt and Pray and In the Blind for Shortest Day, Longest Night and Comeback Special for We/She. Katy regularly reads for us in her acting capacity, and runs workshops for other writers on performing their work.
CB Droege is an author and voice actor from the Queen City living in the Millionendorf. His latest book is Peacemaker and Other Stories. Other Recent publications include work in Nature Futures and Science Fiction Daily. Learn more at cbdroege.com