Anna Wilson reflects on her writerly beginnings, how she found the confidence to call herself a writer, and the circularity of her career.
Katie Hickman on Josephine Waggoner, the first female Native American historian, and the importance of preserving the experiences and life-stories of people whose voices have been hidden.
Alex Nye shares how a month in a hospital bed, unable to read or write, challenged and changed her as a writer, and how we can find transformational experiences in unexpected places.
Nikki Sheehan recounts how she became a convert to writing by hand and explores some scientific discoveries that might explain our writing preferences.
Anthony J. Quinn on writing memoir about the Troubles, the dangers of uncovering long-buried secrets, and writing as truth-telling.
Laura Barnett explores the fears she experienced in pregnancy and early motherhood and how she reconciled her new role, as mother to a young son, with her writer self.
Paul Dodgson on his experience of learning Welsh as a second language and how it’s changed his appreciation of his mother tongue.
Sarah Butler challenges the assumption that teaching creative writing is secondary to writing itself and explores how teaching has benefitted and shaped her own work.
Ian Ayris charts his many and varied ‘lives’ – from school days to his career as a writer – and how each continues to feed and inform his work.