James Whyle

James Whyle

James Whyle is an actor, writer, director and producer. He turned from acting to writing in 1994 when it first became possible for the real issues of South Africa to

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Hilary Bailey

Hilary Bailey spent her early life between two Kent air fields during the Battle of Britain then move to London in time for the start of the bombing. She attended

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Githa Sowerby

Githa Sowerby (1876-1970) was born and grew up at Low Fell, Gateshead and later at Chollerton, Northumberland. She was the daughter of glass manufacturer John G. Sowerby, whose Gateshead based

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Ellen Phethean

Ellen Phethean

Ellen Phethean runs Diamond Twig Press, which she founded with Julia Darling. She also works as a poet, playwright and editor. Ellen began performing her poetry and plays on radio

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Elizabeth Cary

Elizabeth Tanfield Cary (1585-1639) was born into the Tanfield family at Burford Priory in Oxfordshire. Brought up strictly, she learnt Latin and Hebrew and modern languages. Forbidden further learning, she

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Elisa Segrave

Elisa Segrave

Elisa Segrave wanted to be a writer from the age of five. Her first book Nothing But Horses, (unpublished) was written – and illustrated – when she was nine, under the

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Clare Bayley

Clare Bayley

Clare Bayley is an award-winning playwright based in London. She writes for theatre, radio, film and TV. Clare mentors playwriting students on the MA/MFA at Central School of Speech and

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Chrissie Gittins

Chrissie Gittins

Chrissie Gittins was born in Bury, Lancashire. Growing up meant realising that her brother got paid more on a Saturday for being a petrol pump attendant than she did for

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Cherry Smyth

Cherry Smyth

Cherry Smyth is an Irish poet and writer, born in Ballymoney, County Antrim and raised in Portstewart. She has written one novel, three collections of poetry, a poetry pamphlet as

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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill (1938- ) born in London, Churchill grew up in the Lake District and in Canada before studying English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She began writing in the

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