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Writer Of The Month: Claire Buss

Introduced by Matt Wixey November’s Writer Of The Month is Claire Buss, who worked in a variety of marketing and administrative roles for over a decade, before being inspired to enter the 2015 Book Challenge after attending a writers’ workshop run by crime writer and Pen to Print mentor Ian Ayris. Claire’s ...

Writer Of The Month: Matt Wixey

Introduced by Claire Buckle Our writer of the month, Matt Wixey, lives in Redbridge and works in the field of cyber security. He started writing in 2018 and at first glance, Matt’s success might be classed as ‘overnight.’ In 2019, he won the Hammond House International Literary Competition in both the ...

Writer Of The Month: Claire Buckle

Introduced by Palak Tewary Claire is a short story writer who has been published in women’s magazines such as The People’s Friend, Woman’s Weekly and My Weekly, small press journals, anthologies and annuals and has been shortlisted for and won competitions. Born and raised in Romford, she now lives in Southend-on-Sea. Essex ...

Writer Of The Month: Jenny Grant

Introduced by Mary Walsh Jenny Grant; September 1966 - May 2021 I am both honoured and deeply saddened to introduce Jenny Grant as our writer of the month. Jenny passed away suddenly in May, leaving her husband Jon and her daughter Amber. Jenny was a great friend to me and to all at ...

Writer Of The Month: Palak Tewary

Introduced by Dagmara Drozdowska Being a part of the ‘Pen to Print’ family gives me amazing opportunities to meet people who share the same interest and understand what it’s like to be a writer. Due to the pandemic, we were not able to meet in person, but it gives me great ...

Writer Of The Month: Dagmara Drozdowska

Presented By Ann Dineen I’m delighted to introduce our writer of the month, Dagmara Drozdowska, who achieved second place in the Pen to Print Book Challenge competition in 2019, with her debut novel The City Of Runes: an adventure mystery woven through with Norse mythology. Dagmara is a resident of the Borough ...

Writer Of The Month: Ann Dineen

Presented By Farzana Hakim Photo credit: Jimmy Lee It’s National Poetry Month and therefore I’m excited to introduce poet, Ann Dineen, as our ‘Writer Of The Month’. Ann and I have met on numerous occasions and are both proud to be part of the Pen to Print family of alumni. Ann ...

Writer Of The Month: Farzana Hakim

Presented by Eithne Cullen I’m delighted to be introducing our Writer Of The Month, Farzana Hakim, who has been a writer friend for a long time. We met through Pen to Print and The Book Challenge and she’s had great success in that competition with her two novels. Today, she’s sharing ...

Writer Of The Month: Eithne Cullen

By Julie Dexter This month Eithne offers us a collection of poems and two extracts from her novels. The first two poems each have a theme of ageing, though, they are vastly different in context. Metaphors and allusions within the first poem are tightly woven into the rhyme scheme featuring couplets ...

Writer Of The Month: Julie Dexter

By Patsy Middleton Our writer of the month is poet Julie Dexter. Julie trained as a dancer at a ballet school in Chester, studying many forms of dance as well as choreography. Julie says: "I think choreography and composing have a similarity, as you have to select carefully what you will leave out, ...