Shanta Everington

Shanta Everington

Graduated 2006

Shanta Everington trained as a teacher and has had a range of jobs from working in community care and running a teenage sex helpline to editing an international…

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Arnold Thomas Fanning

Arnold Thomas Fanning

Graduated 2017

Arnold Thomas Fanning’s short stories, articles, and essays have been published in The Dublin Review, Banshee, the Irish Times, the Sunday Business Post, Crazyhorse…

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John Fennelly

John Fennelly

Graduated 2017

John Fennelly is a poet, writer and teacher. Born in London, he has lived for some time in the Czech Republic in Brno. He currently lives in Manchester where he…

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Janet Fisher

Janet Fisher

Graduated 2014

Janet Fisher was born in Birmingham in 1943. She read Law at Bristol University, followed by five years' legal publishing experience. After a move to Yorkshire…

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Andrew Forster

Andrew Forster

Graduated 2009

Andrew Forster graduated from MMU in 2009, winning the Michael Schmidt Prize for best Portfolio. He is originally from South Yorkshire but he lived in Scotland for…

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Anna Freeman

Anna Freeman

Graduated 2013

Anna Freeman is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University as well as a multiple slam-winning performance poet who has appeared at festivals across Britain…

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Ruth Fitzgerald

Ruth Fitzgerald

Graduated 2015

Ruth Fitzgerald was born in Bridgend, South Wales. She grew up in a big, busy family with far too many brothers. When she was six years old she wrote her first story,…

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Jacqueline Grima

Jacqueline Grima

Graduated 2018

Jacqueline Grima completed the Manchester Writing School MA in Creative Writing with distinction in 2018. Her short work has appeared in various publications and,…

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Kerry Hadley-Pryce

Kerry Hadley-Pryce

Graduated 2014

Kerry Hadley-Pryce was born in Wordsley, in the heart of the Black Country. She likes coffee, real ale, running, canals and Hammer Horror. She remembers writing…

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Naomi Hamill

Naomi Hamill

Graduated 2018

Naomi Hamill was born in Wales in 1979 and moved to Hampshire aged six. How to Be a Kosovan Bride (Salt Publishing), which she wrote while studying for her MA, is…

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Valerie Hamilton

Valerie Hamilton

Graduated 2018

Val was born in Manchester to, what would then be regarded, immigrant parents. Her dad was an ‘orangeman’ (protestant) from Glasgow and her mum an Irish…

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Nicky Harlow

Nicky Harlow

Graduated 2008

Since studying Fine Art in the 1980s, Nicky Harlow has had many occupations including rag­rolling kitchens, shop display work, restoring statues, and running…

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