Ciara: Ciara always had her head stuck in a book as a child, and this hasn’t changed in adulthood. As a child, she read whilst cuddling her teddy bear, but now she tends to read and write whilst nursing either a strong coffee or a G&T.
Bahar: Bahar studied cinema and television in her own country, and worked as a video editor, assistant director. However, she always loved to read books and create stories. Currently, she is writing short film stories, and trying to develop her writing skills.
Fatima: Fatima aspired to become a writer from a very young age. When she moved to the United Kingdom in 2010, she learned and adapted to the new culture through reading books. Currently, she’s planning her anthology of poems.
James: To describe James would be difficult, but perhaps it would be best to say he is everything you’d expect, while also perhaps being everything you wouldn’t at the same time. A loyal resident of his home city, London, he lives and writes for the love of the unique, the unusual, and the alternative. Admires others, who like himself, speak out about the many issues we face in these current times, and is always willing to show others the other, unique side of the city that many might otherwise miss.
Kishore: Aspiring to be an accomplished filmmaker.
Kunal: has worked as a writer for two years in Mumbai, India. He wishes to pursue an MA in Creative Writing to broaden his horizons. Besides writing, he enjoys reading, taking photographs, bike rides… and going to the gym too!
Maarya: Maarya focuses her attention on all creative aspects around her which involve photography. She is able to showcase her work on social media platforms such as her blog. Alongside photography, her work resembles genres of writing which include photojournalism, travel writing and spoken word poetry. Maarya is currently writing a romance thriller fiction novel with hopes to be published soon.
Malyuun: Malyuun hopes to push her writing skills and make connections with other writers. She has been writing since 2002 with the edition of drawing. When she was studying her bachelors degree is fewer than 2% of children’s authors are POC, and she hopes to work to change that.
Victoria: A longtime lover of the arts, Victoria’s creative outlets include writing, illustration, photography, and dance. Her work experiences and travel adventures provide much of her inspiration and often find their way into her stories. Victoria strives to find her own voice in everything she writes and creates.
Zhuotong Hou: English has helped her to shake off her second nature, one that is shared by most Chinese people – never publicly talking about sensitive issues. That’s why she fell in love with English creative writing.