This week we have another Hysteria 2015 Finalist to welcome, she is also the author of The Helpmeet. Her new novel has been selected with eleven other finalist/winners for the Greenbean Novel Fair later this month. The annual event in Dublin is an Irish Writers Centre initiative, offering writers a unique opportunity to meet some of the most influential people in Irish publishing, introducing one-to-one meetings with top publishers and literary agents.
Today it’s the turn of MJ Oliver to join me on the Thursday Throng. MJ has had twenty-three poems either successfully placed in compositions, or published in anthologies.
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.
Hurrah! Hysteria 4, the anthology of all winning entries to this years Hysteria Writing Competition is now available in the Kindle store at Amazon. To celebrate we're giving it away FREE from midnight on Christmas day to midnight on 27th…
This week I’d like you all to meet Nicola Warwick. After attempts to write plays and novels, she rediscovered poetry while taking a Diploma in Creative Writing in 1999, and has been writing more seriously since then. She has been published in several poetry magazines, including the Rialto, Acumen, the South and Poetry Review and has been shortlisted in many competitions including Hysteria 2015. She is a regular attendee at the Poetry Café in Arlingtons in Ipswich and a member of Second Light. Groundings is her first anthology
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.