Rishi Dastidar - Avoid the Blank Page (Poetry)
A poem from Rishi Dastidar’s debut Ticker-tape was included in The Forward Book of Poetry 2018. A pamphlet, the break of a wave, was published by Offord Road Books in 2019. His second collection, Saffron Jack, is published in the UK by Nine Arches Press. He is also editor of The Craft: A Guide to Making Poetry Happen in the 21st Century (Nine Arches Press).
Georgia Cook - The First Draft (Fiction)
Georgia Cook is an illustrator and writer from London. She has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Staunch Book Prize and Reflex Fiction Award, among others, and published as both an author and reviewer. She can be found on twitter at @georgiacooked and on her website at https://www.georgiacookwriter.com/
Felicity Everett - Reveal Yourself (Fiction)
Felicity Everett has written three novels and over twenty children’s books. After an early career in children’s publishing, felicity started writing adult fiction after taking a creative writing course at Goldsmiths University. Her third novel, The Move, is out in paperback in November and she is currently working on a fourth, Living Arrangements, which explores generational inequalities, the north-south divide and the perennial British problem of class.
John Holland - Endings (Fiction)
John Holland is a short fiction author from Gloucestershire in the UK who has won first prize in short fiction competitions on five occasions. His work is often darkly comic and is widely published in print anthologies and online including in The Molotov Cocktail, Spelk, Ellipsis Zine, The Cabinet of Heed, Reflex Fiction, Storgy and NFFD. John also runs the twice-yearly event Stroud Short Stories. Website www.johnhollandwrites.com Twitter @JohnHol88897218
Ali Bacon - Titles
Ali Bacon writes novels and short stories. Her most recent novel, In the Blink of an Eye (Linen Press 2018), combines the two forms. She has been on a few shortlists and won the occasional prize. She lives in South Gloucestershire and in normal times can be spotted reading her work at events in Bristol, Bath, Stroud or farther afield.You can also hire her to talk (face to face or online) about her research into early photography and the life of Robert Louis Stevenson. https://alibacon.com
Christina Hollis - Know Your Audience (Fiction)
Christina Hollis has written more than twenty novels, and many non-fiction articles on country living for national magazines. She is a member of both the Society of Authors, and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and acts as a Reader for the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme. After her book Struggle and Suffrage in Bristol was published by Pen and Sword Books in 2018, Christina took a break from self-employment and became a student at the University of Gloucestershire, studying for a master’s degree in Creative and Critical Writing. She lives in the beautiful Forest of Dean, with her family and a variety of pets and livestock. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org