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Philip Terry

Philip Terry is currently Director of the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex. Among his books are the lipogrammatic novel The Book of Bachelors, the edited story collection Ovid Metamorphosed, a translation of Raymond Queneau’s last …

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Maurizio Ascari

Maurizio Ascari is a senior lecturer and researcher in English Literature at Bologna University. He has had many articles and books on English-language writers published, including Henry James and Katherine Mansfield, and his book, A Counter-History of …

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Patricia Borlenghi

Patricia Borlenghi set up the Patrician Press at the end of 2012. She is the author of several children’s books including Chaucer the Cat and the Animal Pilgrims, Dear Aunty and The Bloomsbury Nursery Treasury and has worked in publishing throughout he …

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Mark Brayley

Mark Brayley is a poet and novelist and graduated from Essex University with an MA in Creative Writing in 2010. Having performed poetry for many years, he has a range of styles but has a particular predilection for the work of the French writing group …

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Richard Brock

Richard Brock is a teacher with degrees in Religious Studies and Mysticism. He has led Religious Studies departments in three UK secondary schools over the last 15 years. He is widely travelled and pursues an interest in life-casting during his spare t …

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Marianne Francis

Marianne Francis is the pseudonym of Patricia Borlenghi who has an MA in Creative Writing. She particularly enjoyed studying Oulipian Practice (OULIPO = Ouvroir de littérature potentielle, an informal group of French-speaking writers and mathematicians …

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Mike Fryer

Mike Fryer from Colchester is a Research Scientist at the University of Essex, specialising in imaging photosynthesis in leaves, vitamins and in medical writing. He is a brilliant artist, a one-time amateur pilot and has a life-long interest in astrono …

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Melanie Hughes

Melanie Hughes was brought up in Harrow and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She went on to act in theatre, television and films. She began writing for Ken Russell in the television series “Lady Chatterley” and then worked on further …

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Andrea Inglese

Andrea Inglese was born in Turin, Italy in 1967 and lives in Paris. His PhD is in Comparative Literature and he taught Contemporary Italian Literature at the University of Paris III. In 2003 he wrote an essay on the theory of the novel, L’eroe segreto. …

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Martin Johnson

Martin Johnson has worked in education throughout his career, completing his main career with the Further Education Unit, a government-supported think-tank where he had responsibility at different times for publications and research. He read English at …

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Anna Johnson, Editor

Anna Johnson has a degree in English from Exeter College, Oxford. She worked in London as a teacher then as a children’s book editor before leaving to raise her two daughters. In 2013 she gained an MA in book art and design and has exhibited her books …

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Emma Kittle-Pey

Emma Kittle-Pey is studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Essex.  She teaches Reading Recovery at a local primary school. Emma also hosts Colchester community writing group, WriteNight, at 15 Queen Street.  She has two children. Qu …

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Ilaria Locati

Ilaria Locati was born in Milan and graduated from the Brera Academy in Milan with a degree in sculpture. She has participated in many one-person and group shows in Italy and Germany, exhibiting works constantly referring to the importance of nature. S …

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Suzy Norman

Suzy Norman was a freelance journalist for the Daily Mail, The Reading Evening Post and the Hackney Gazette, amongst other newspapers. As a short-listed author, her fiction appeared in The Dundee International Book Prize 2014 Cargo Anthology. Suzy pain …

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Robert Ronsson

Robert Ronsson lives in the Severn Valley with his wife Valerie. They have three children and two grandchildren. Robert retired early from his career in financial services to start writing full-time. His first novel No Mean Affair was published in 2012 …

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Sara Elena Rossetti

Sara Elena Rossetti teaches English and translates works from English into Italian. She has collaborated on translations of poems by Christina Rossetti, including Goblin Market and The Prince’s Progress. She is also an actor and has worked on various t …

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Laura Tosi and Peter Hunt

Laura Tosi is Professor of English Literature at Venice University, specialising in early modern drama and children’s literature. She has spent a lot of time in the UK and is still trying to understand the English. Peter Hunt is retired Professor of Ch …

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Anna Vaught

Anna is an English teacher and an occasional freelance journalist; she has self-published two previous books, been a volunteer nationally and internationally and now writes poetry, as well as working on a new novel and some short stories. She is the mo …

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Elisa Marcella Webb

Elisa Marcella Webb created and managed the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Law at a top London School for eight years. She then took a gap year graduating with an MA in Creative Writing in 2013. She is currently a part-time Ph.D. student at Ki …

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Danielle Wrayton

Danielle Wrayton is a lecturer in Interactive Media and Games at Colchester Institute and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Essex. She is now studying for an MSC in Computer Games Design. She has had numerous poems published as a chi …

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