Teresa Godfrey is an award winning writer of short stories, poetry and screenplays. She worked for many years in the film and television industry and holds an MA in Documentary Practice. She has written two children’s dramas – “Coolaboola” and “You Looking at Me?” –broadcast on Channel 4 and she has written five feature-length films on commission. Her awards include the EU New Talent Award for her screen adaptation of the novel “Black Harvest” by Ann Pilling and her original screenplays have been shortlisted for the Orange Pathe Prize and the Miramax Award. Teresa also tutored Creative Writing and UK Film Council accredited Screenwriting Courses for the WEA, QUB, and various writing groups, festivals and District Councils before devoting herself full-time to her own writing. She is a winner of the Allingham Short Story Award and her stories have been published most recently in Crannog, The Honest Ulsterman, Ireland’s Own and Boyne Berries. Her poetry was shortlisted for the 2017 Allingham Award and also placed in several recent competitions, including the Bangor Poetry Competition and will be published in the 2018 Poetry in Motion anthology. Teresa enjoys reading her stories and poems at festivals and events throughout Ireland.
Angela Graham loves writing and has published in several genres. She’s a Welsh-speaker from Belfast.
Fiction: currently writing a novel set in Northern Ireland. (SIAP award, Arts Council Northern Ireland). A Writer’s Bursary (Arts Council Wales 2017) helped complete a collection of short stories, A City Burning.
Broadcast: a prolific documentary-maker whose award-winning work includes The Story of Wales, the landmark BBC history of the nation, presented by Huw Edwards (two BAFTA Wales awards). She was shortlisted for the Jerusalem Award for Best Radio Broadcast.
Cinema: BAFTA Wales nomination for Best Screenwriter on the feature Branwen, set in Northern Ireland and Wales. The film, which she also produced, earned six BAFTA Wales nominations and was a Foreign-Language Oscar entrant.
Poetry: in Poetry Wales. Honoured to represent Northern Ireland for the H’mm Foundation with poets, GiIlian Clarke (Wales), Christine De Luca (Scotland) and Jasmine Donahaye (England).
Journalism: works with the training arm of the NUJ on the education of journalists. She is among the current most-followable ‘100 Women of Wales on Twitter’. She has a long track record as a leading media policy consultant. She was a professional tutor in Documentary at Cardiff University School of Journalism. Website here Facebook here.
Clodagh Brennan Harvey has written extensively on Irish folklore and storytelling [Contemporary Irish Traditional Narrative: The English Language Tradition – University of California Press, 1992], elements of which infuse her poetry, now the focus of her writing. “The Reconciliation Reel” appeared in the anthology Between the Light and the Half Light [Shalom House Poetry, Belfast, March 2015], and the poems “Mo Sheana agus Mo Shinsir” and “Psychopomp on Venice Beach” are forthcoming in two local anthologies . Her poem “Queue” was short-listed for the 2015 Bridport Prize.
Helen Hastings is a poet based in Lisburn. She attends open mic events and is a member of the Words For Castle Ward writers group. “Last light” was published in the Derry post in October 2015. She is currently working on a collection of poetry and short stories. Helen writes mainly for myself as a creative form of therapy, but she hopes that her work “speaks” to those who read it.
Alrene Hughes was born in Enniskillen, grew up in Belfast and Holywood, and has lived in Manchester for many years.
She is a novelist and writes WW2 family sagas/historical romance. Her Belfast trilogy – Martha’s Girls, The Golden Sisters, A Song in my Heart – which charts the war years through the eyes of one Belfast family, was published by Blackstaff Press. Her next novel, The Girl in the Pink Raincoat, will be published by Head of Zeus in July 2018.
She is also a published poet and short story writer and was co-founder and facilitator of Manchester Irish Writers for twenty years. Website here Amazon Writer’s page here Facebook here Twitter here email here.