Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Our anthology writers

As promised we will be posting short biographies of the writers whose work has been selected to appear alongside Lora Stimson’s story – Cornflake Girl - in Words And Women’s second anthology. Lora Stimson won first prize in our prose competition and if you want to find out more about Lora see our competition page.

Biographies will be posted throughout this week and next. Congratulations to all of the following writers for their success.

Tricia Abraham
is originally from the Caribbean but has lived in Cambridge for the past eleven years. She has an MA in Creative Writing and initially wrote for stage and film. She started to experiment with the short story format when she moved to the U.K. and wanted to reminisce about her cultural memories. Her story The Outside Woman will feature in Words And Women: Two.

Melinda Appleby won Country Living's Best Writer Award in 2011and saw this as a chance to change direction and focus on her writing, exploring the nature and culture of land. She gained an MA (Distinction) in Wild Writing (Essex University) in 2014. She has an essay in Est, the new book of East Anglian writing. Melinda has set up a creative writing programme, Sandlines, with fellow Words & Women writer and artist, Lois Williams. Working with the Brecklands Landscape Partnership, Sandlines will develop workshops to encourage community writing in response to nature, and connect people with their landscape memories.  Melinda’s piece of creative non-fiction Footprints On The Tideline will be published in the anthology.

Sarah Baxter returned to Colchester, the town of her birth, a decade ago after living in Australia and Scotland. Sarah has been successful with her flash fictions, which have been published in the Bridport Prize anthology, and online by InkTears and Flash500. In 2014, Sarah’s work-in-progress first novel was longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association’s ‘Debut Dagger’ prize and went on to win A.M Heath’s ‘Criminal Lines’ competition. Sarah’s memoir The Girl I Left Behind was included in our inaugural anthology. Her short story Lucky, Lucky Girl  will feature in Words And Women: Two.

Ceridwen Edwards (aka. Satyagita) was born in Great Yarmouth in 1958. She's a practising Buddhist and writes to try and make sense of the world. She wrote her first book when she was five, 'Wendy and the Witch'. Her story The Duolitary will be published in the anthology. 

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