Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Belona Greenwood and Lynne Bryan

Bel is the founder of Words And Women and for the past couple of years has organized it with the help of Lynne. They are both currently shattered but looking forward to Friday very much!

Bel was born in London, but lived and worked abroad for many years, After doing the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia she found it difficult to leave Norwich. She won an Escalator award from The Writers Centre, Norwich, to write a book of creative non-fiction called Shadow Madonnas, a history of unmarried mothers, and she is a winner of the Decibel Penguin prize for life-writing.  Belona writes plays for adults and children.  She is associate playwright with Chalk Circle Theatre Company and her play The Shadow of Names is part of this year's European Contemporary Drama Review at the UEA.  Another play, Cafe de Sonhos, commissioned by the The Seachange Trust has a summer release at the community launch of St. George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth. Her play, Alice's Adventure was produced as part of Tribunal 12, Europe in the Dock at last year's Norfolk and Norwich Festival.  She has formed a children's theatre company called The Greenword Tree and is part of Norfolk County Council's award-winning Artists for Climate Change.
Lynne is the author of a short story collection, ‘Envy At The Cheese Handout’ (published by Faber & Faber), and the novels ‘Gorgeous’ and ‘Like Rabbits’ (Sceptre). Her work has appeared in anthologies, has been broadcast on the radio and adapted for film. She teaches creative writing at UEA and for The Arvon Foundation.

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