Who have been inspired by Dickens (O to W)
JAMES OATES (HALTON LEA GATE)
'Small Town Reivers' and 'Gilded'
James Oates is an artist/poet/writer living in the west of Northumberland. James is an international winner of poetry slams and has several published poetry pamphlets and collections.
LOUISE O'CONNELL (RAMSGATE)
'It was the best of….'
Kentish based poet and writer who has been published in several literary magazines and performs internationally. Eats cake and drinks tea.
CATHERINE O’NEILL (SUNDERLAND)
‘A Slice of Mr. and Mrs. Proudfoot’
Catherine writes novels, plays, short stories and poetry. She has a degree in English Literature and an M.A. in Creative Writing.
Catherine had a short story broadcast on BBC Radio Newcastle; gained a place on Live Theatre’s Introduction to Playwriting course; and is editing her first novel Silent Eden.
SAM RAPP THE DYSLEXIC POET (HALLING)
Editor, speaker, creative writing teacher with Fun With Words Productions, she is Chair Dyslexia House, and Co-Chair for Creative Medway. Sam’s book Rant Dyslexic Me can be purchased from Whiskey & Beards and on Amazon.
IAIN ROWAN (SUNDERLAND)
‘Down The Pentonville Road’
Iain is a published novelist, occasional poet and playwright, and author of over thirty published short stories. A former Northern Writers’ Award winner, Iain was second in the 2020 Costa Book Awards for the Costa Short Story Award.
Twitter, Instagram @iainrowan
ADRIAN SALMON (BINGLEY)
Adrian Salmon lives in Bingley, West Yorkshire. His first pamphlet, Moonlight through the Velux window, was published in June 2019 by Yaffle Press.
His work has also appeared in numerous online and print journals, including Algebra of Owls, Prole, Strix, Ink, Sweat and Tears and WRITE where we are now.
CONNOR SANSBY (MARGATE)
Connor Sansby is a writer, producer and publisher based in Margate, Kent. His work discusses alienation, cultural waste and the uncomfortable in the everyday. He is currently writing a quasi-hallucinogenic tribute to the sea, his first home.
ERIC SCARBORO (NEWCASTLE/EDINBURGH)
Writer, Comedian, Artist working deep behind the enemy lines of conservative conventionalism.
Facebook: ERIC SCARBORO
Spreken began writing during her teenage years, winning various competitions early on and gaining honorary membership to the Poetry Society at sixteen. After a long pause she began writing again in 2014 and has been making up for lost time ever since.
(Photo by Marilyn Simpson Photgraphy)
HANNAH STONE (LEEDS)
‘Sleeping with the Stasi for Stockings’
London-born Hannah Stone lives in Leeds where she writes, curates literary events, and edits poetry, including Dream Catcher journal. She has published four collections of poetry, as well as several collaborative volumes. She collaborates with composer Matthew Oglesby, and was recently Poet-Theologian in Virtual Residence for Leeds Church Institute.
Facebook: Hannah Stone
SARAH TAIT (RAMSGATE)
Sarah Tait is a poet, walker, and history enthusiast who has been published in a variety of literary magazines and anthologies, as well as regularly performing her work.
Sarah is passionate about projects that enable and inspire people to engage with poetry who might not otherwise do so.
Facebook: Sarah Tait Poetry
JONATHAN TERRANOVA (MAIDSTONE)
‘A Thousand Valves Within Me Pour Forth’
I’m a mental health worker who writes because it’s all he can do to an average level. Published across the globe in various things.
FB: Jon Terranova- Writer
NEIL M THORNE (CHATHAM)
‘The Gravedigger and the Thief’
Better known for his photography around the Medway globe, Neil has been writing stories far longer than he has been taking pictures. His work ranges from short stories to plays and novels, exploring the possibilities of the strange and wonderful world we live in and beyond…
(Photo by Luna Zsigo)
MELISSA TODD (BROADSTAIRS)
'A sharps bin'
Melissa Todd is a writer and performer, editor of the Broadstairs Beacon, a newsreader on Academy FM, and the director of Hags Ahoy theatre company. She lives in Broadstairs with two stupid cats and spends most of her time procrastinating.
ROB WALTON (WHITLEY BAY)
Rob Walton is from Scunthorpe, and lives in Whitley Bay, England. His fictions and poetry for adults and children have been published in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. His collection This Poem Here is published by Arachne Press in March 2021.
JULI WATSON (SUNDERLAND/NEWCASTLE)
‘THE MUSES/SOCK & BUSKIN’
Juli Watson makes work with found objects, text, poetry and makes performance art. She was the co-founder and co-host of Newcastle Literary Salon spoken word night. Her poetry is often dark and considers the overlooked and ‘the other’.
JULIE WILSON (SEAHAM)
‘It was the best of times’
Jules has been in management and consultancy, writing reports for nearly 30 years. In 2017 on a Himalayan trek, the majestic quiet opened a trap door in her brain. A host of characters appeared, demanding to be written down. She’s been trying to keep up with them ever since.