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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Sarah Haywood

Sarah Haywood

Graduated 2016

Sarah Haywood was born in Birmingham. After studying Law, she worked in London and Birkenhead as a solicitor, in Toxteth as an advice worker, and in Manchester as…

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Josie Henley-Einion

Josie Henley-Einion

Graduated 2005

Josie Henley-Einion grew up in the Midlands and attended Bangor University in North Wales, studying Psychology and Linguistics. She was one of the first…

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Mike Horwood

Mike Horwood

Graduated 2008

Mike Horwood has lived in Finland since 1985. He studied for an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and a PhD at Bangor University. He has…

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Ian Humphreys

Ian Humphreys

Graduated 2016

Ian Humphreys’ debut collection, Zebra, is with Nine Arches Press (2019). He is widely published in journals and anthologies, such as The Poetry Review, The…

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Andrew Michael Hurley

Andrew Michael Hurley

Graduated 2007

Andrew Michael Hurley has lived in Manchester and London, and is now based in Lancashire. His writing has been published in Transmission, Libbon, Positive Space,…

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Keith Hutson

Keith Hutson

Graduated 2019

Keith has written for Coronation Street and many well-known comedians. His poetry has been widely-published in journals including The Rialto, The North, Stand, Magma,…

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Sarah James

Sarah James

Graduated 2014

Sarah James/S.A. Leavesley is an award-winning poet, fiction writer, journalist and photographer. Overton Poetry Prize winner 2015 and shortlisted in the Hippocrates…

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Sarah Jasmon

Sarah Jasmon

Graduated 2012

Sarah Jasmon lives on a canal boat near Manchester with her children. She has had several short stories published, is curating a poetry anthology, and has graduated…

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Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler

Graduated 2005

Liz Kessler grew up in Southport. She studied English at Loughborough University and has worked as a teacher and a journalist. She taught English and Media Studies, and…

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