Sunday, 16 March 2014

Project U features Words And Women

Project U, organized by Unthank Books, will feature writers from Words And Women’s first anthology of prose writing. The event will take place this Thursday 20th March at The Garden House, 1 Pembroke Road, Norwich. It starts at 8pm, and is free to attend! Copies of the anthology will be on sale.

The writers reading their work will be Deborah Arnander, Judith Omasete, Beth Settle, Kim Sherwood and Rowan Whiteside.

Deborah Arnander wrote a brilliant review of our IWD event which is posted below.

Bethany Settle has an MA in Creative Writing: Prose from the University of East Anglia. She remained in Norwich, where she works at a library. Reading, writing and nature are her top three best things. She is writer-in-residence at the Rumsey Wells pub in Norwich, and is currently writing a novel that explores grief and loss. Her story Pendulum is  published in the anthology.

Judith Omasete is originally from Kenya, where she worked with International Non Governmental Organizations, dealing with agricultural development, healthcare, education, child welfare, micro enterprises, tourism, conservation and land tenure. Now Judith lives in Norfolk with her family and has worked as a high school teaching assistant for 4 years. She has run workshops in schools for Norfolk Education Action for Development (NEAD) and is currently pursuing further education. Her piece of creative non-fiction called My Dog Is Boss features in the anthology.

Kim Sherwood tours with literary salons Elbow Room and The Book Club Boutique, and has published short stories and poetry. She completed the BA in Literature with Creative Writing at UEA in 2011, receiving the Jarrold Prize for most outstanding performance. She continued on to the Prose Fiction MA, and is now a fellowship student on the Creative and Critical Writing PhD. Kim writes in Norwich, London, Devon, and the quiet coach. She’s writing her first novel.  Her short story Quick Brown Fox features in the anthology.

Rowan Whiteside was born in Durban, South Africa but has spent most of her life in the fine city of Norwich. She works as Marketing Assistant for Writers’ Centre Norwich and as a bookseller for Waterstones, where she was formerly the manager of the fiction department. Rowan studied English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia, where she snuck onto as many creative writing classes as possible and read a lot of books from the Classics section. Her writing has been published online on various sites and ‘zines. She can be found on Twitter @DilysTolfree. Her story Persephone  is included in the anthology. 

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