Maura Dooley’s most recent collection of poetry is Life Under Water.
Anthologies of verse and essays she has edited include The Honey Gatherers: Love Poems and How Novelists Work. She has twice been short-listed for the TSEliot Award. She teaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Clare has a wide range of publishing experience and a number of publishers co-founding The Friday Project in 2005 - a publishing company that focused on developing great books from popular websites. Clare won the British Council/London Bookfair UK Young Publisher of the Year award during that time and is now a Trustee of New Writing South and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Clare is passionate about books and publishing and wants to help all authors realise their dream of getting into print.
Kate Firth is a highly skilled and experienced voice coach who has been helping people find their speaking voices for over 15 years. She is passionate about poetry and dramatic text and helping performers find ways to bring text and lift it off the page with a dynamic and free voice that authentically expresses and reveals the intricacies and depth of the writing.
Kate has recently published her first poetry pamphlet ‘Venus Reborn’ and has also been published in ‘In Protest, 150 Poems for Human Rights.’
Eleanor Glover is an established artist making mixed media narrative sculpture, shadow theatre and book arts influenced by her background in graphic and book design. Themes develop through the making process and are expressions of life lived. She has exhibited her work extensively in the U.K. and U.S.A., and has 30 years experience as a visiting teacher and lecturer. In her book arts she celebrates the principle that “the shape of the book is the shape of one’s idea“ and has initiated many projects using book arts to foster wellbeing in healthcare settings, and in life story work with adopted children.