This week, I’d like to welcome Mandy Huggins back to the Woman on the Edge of Reality. Mandy first appeared here after taking part in the Hysteria Writing Competition and then volunteering as a judge in the flash fiction contest. She is an award winning writer of flash and short fiction and this is Mandy’s first anthology of Flash Fiction.
Hi, this week I’d like to welcome Gail Aldwin to the Thursday Throng. Gail writes every day and loves to see her stories change direction and become more textured through redrafting and editing. Alongside the slog of completing a novel, she enjoys playing with short fiction and poetry.
Hello after a few weeks away and I’d like to introduce Dan Buri to the Thursday Throng. Dan is a writer who has recently published his first collection of short fiction, Pieces Like Pottery. It’s an exploration of heartbreak and redemption and the San Francisco Globe recommended it to readers and saying, “It hits you in the feels.”
This weeks interview is with Gwen Sayers, originally from South Africa. She worked in Seattle and Cape Town as a doctor before finally settling in London. During her medical career she wrote on topics such as ethics, law, and humanities. In 2015 she completed an MA in creative writing at the University of London.
This week I’d like to welcome Clare Graham to the Thursday Throng. Clare is a finalist in the Flash Fiction category of the Hysteria Writing Competition.
Cath Blackfeather is a poet and finalist in the 2015 Hysteria Writing Competition Poetry category. She has just had a collection of short stories and some poems accepted for publication by Three drops from a Cauldron threedropspoetry.co.uk/seasonal-specials Some will appear on their e-zine and some in print editions at various times over the coming year. She is Canadian but was brought up in England and now lives Berkshire.
Jacqueline Cooper has been short-listed for not one, but two categories in the 2015 Hysteria Writing Competition. Her entries impressed our judges in both the Flash Fiction and Short Story categories.
This week we’re meeting Emma Norry, one of the 10 short listed finalists in the Short Story category of the Hysteria 2015 writing competition.
Please welcome Janet Lees, one of the Hysteria 4 Poetry category winners. A freelance copywriter for many years, she rediscovered her love of poetry. Now published in journals including Magma, Poetry News, The Missing Slate and Right Hand Pointing. She has also taken part in and created video poems and has been selected for various international festivals, competitions and art prizes, including Filmpoem, the Aesthetica Art Prize, the Neo Art Prize and the Ó’Bhéal International Poetry Film Competition. Finally, in 2014 she represented the Isle of Man in the BBC’s Poetry Postcards project.