Philipa has lived most of her life in Cornwall. Her childhood was spent roaming the dunes and windswept cliffs of the Atlantic north coast. She now lives near Falmouth.
Angela is a printmaker based near Land’s End. Her hand-printed woodcuts capture the elemental forces of the southwesterly winds that sculpt the land, sea and skies of Cornwall.
Cathy published her second collection of poems, Rough Translation, in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Listowel Poetry Collection Prize in 2017. She has been awarded a residency at the Heinrich Böll Cottage, Achill Island and a Hawthornden Fellowship.
Anastasia lives close enough to Bodmin Jail to hear the ghosts. She has a degree in English and Creative Writing and promises she’ll finish a novel one of these days.
Tim was born in Penzance. He is the author of several narrative history books about Southeast Asia and is currently working on a PhD at the University of Leicester.
Clare lives in Falmouth where she runs a copywriting business. Her short stories have been published in newspapers and international journals and she’s currently working on her first novel, set in Cornwall and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
Originally from Canada, Adrian is a writer, editor and tutor now based in Falmouth, where he is working on his Creative Writing PhD with the University of Exeter.
Tim is a writer, living and working in West Cornwall where he was born. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from Goldsmiths College and is a graduate of the Creative Writing Programme, Brighton. Currently he is working on a book about home, belonging and wayfinding.
Candy’s work has appeared in OUP and Virago anthologies, New Welsh Review and on Radio 4. She is the author of the novels Foreign Bodies and Big Low Tide (Seren) and a regular poetry contributor to The Spectator. Beginning Again has been chosen by Seren as Short Story of the Month.
Felicity lives in Falmouth. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from UEA, where she was awarded the Seth Donaldson Memorial Trust Bursary. She was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2015.
Sarah grew up in Cornwall and is interested in personal stories of health and wellbeing. She has been experimenting with short story writing and enjoys reading at Telltales live literature events.
S. Reid grew up in West Penwith, settled in Scotland and New Zealand, and currently lives in Falmouth.
Alan is a writer and blues musician, festival performer, author of short fiction, short film, community theatre works, radio and stage drama. His novel, The Studio Couch and the Sand-Dancer Blues, is available online.
Vita studied in Falmouth – the sea is a deep inspiration and recurring metaphor in her illustrations. Both Cornwall and creative writing are close to her heart.
ROB MAGNUSON SMITH
Rob is the author of The Gravedigger and Scorper. Recently his short fiction was selected for a compilation of audio recordings by Jeremy Irons. He lives in Falmouth.
Katherine grew up on Bodmin Moor and now lives in Cardiff. Her debut poetry collection Playing House is published by Seren. Her new novel The Magpie Tree is out with Allison & Busby.
Emma was shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize 2015 and longlisted for the Bath Short Story Award 2016. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Plymouth University and has just completed a collection of contemporary Cornish-based stories.
Sarah traces her ancestry to women who worked the farmland of Penwith and is interested in our relationships with place and landscape. She is currently working on a collection of poetry.
Emma was born and grew up in southern New Zealand. Her previous publications are the short story collections Over the Dam and The Lost of Syros. She lives near Truro.
Tom’s debut story collection, The Method, won the Scott Prize, and his novels include What Lies Within and That Dark Remembered Day. His latest book, Dazzling the Gods, is out now.
ELAINE RUTH WHITE
Elaine writes for page, stage and broadcast and has worked on projects for English Touring Opera, Bike Shed Theatre and the BBC. She also writes non-fiction as Elaine Farrell.