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Writer Of The Month: Gertcha Cowson

Introduced by Ian Ayris I first encountered Gertcha’s writing a couple of years ago, in the form of some early pages from his book, Rocks In A Spin Dryer. As soon as I began reading, the feeling I had when I saw a mountain for the first time burst upon me. ...

Writer Of The Month: Ian Ayris

Introduced by James Marshall I ‘met’ Ian about a year ago, online, when I was a student of the Creative Writing Class he teaches (hosted by Pen to Print). Known as ‘Edward Scissorhands’ by some of the students, Ian wields a red pen with dexterity, poise and compassion. His editing of ...

Writer Of The Month: James Marshall

Introduced by Shahema Tafader September’s Writer Of The Month is a man whose destiny intertwined with mine in 2021, when we attended Pen to Print’s Advanced Creative Writing Classes. You might have heard of him – he is the winner of Pen to Print’s Short Story Competition 2022, and has had ...

Writer Of The Month: Shahema Tafader

Introduced by Rebecca Seaton It’s my great pleasure this month to introduce Shahema Tafader, a writer and illustrator from east London. Her work covers a range of genres and styles and has been included in magazines, a short story anthology and a children’s book. Growing up in Lambeth, Shahema’s family didn’t have ...

Writer Of The Month: Rebecca Seaton

Introduced by Mary Walsh. It gives me immense pleasure to introduce June’s Writer Of The Month, Rebecca Seaton. Rebecca is a former Pen to Print Book Challenge Entrant, whose novel, A Silent Song, went on to win second place in 2017/18. As one of the finalists, she received helpful mentoring from a ...

Writer Of The Month: Mary Walsh

Introduced by H.B O'Neill It is my great pleasure, nay privilege, nay honour to introduce this month’s literary genius and genuinely nice person, Mary Walsh. Here’s a bit about her: Mary is a poet who has had her poetry published in books, such as The Great British Write Off, and a Gardening ...

Writer Of The Month: H. B. O’Neill

Introduced by Iesha Denize. It’s my pleasure to introduce Writer Of The Month, H. B. O’Neill, a local man on a global mission. A pensmith with a purpose. A scribe who knows his destiny. A man determined to win the Booker Prize and bring it home on an open-top bus to ...

Writer Of The Month: Iesha Denize

Introduced by Ola Awonubi. It’s an honour to welcome Iesha Denize as March’s Writer Of The Month. Herself a multi-talented artist and poet, she lists Phillis Wheatley, Derek Walcott, Wilfred Owen, Suzanne Cesairé and Rakaya Fetuga as her favourite poets. Iesha has a library of 1500-2000 books. I thought I was a ...

Writer Of The Month: Ola Awonubi

Introduced by K.J. Quinn It’s an honour to welcome Ola Awonubi as February’s Writer Of The Month. Ola has been writing since 2008, when she studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University Of East London. Since then, Ola has published three novels, two novellas, a book of short ...

Writer Of The Month: K.J. Quinn

Introduced by Claire Buss January’s Writer Of The Month is K.J. Quinn, who enjoys writing flash fiction, short stories and poetry and has just finished her first – and hopefully not last! – novel, The Purity Pledge, as a Book Challenger with Pen to Print. Kimberly started creative writing when she entered ...