Julia Webb is a poet, creative writing teacher and collage artist living in Norwich. She has a degree in creative writing from NUA and an MA in poetry from UEA. In 2011 she won the Stanza competition and 2018 she won the Battered Moons poetry competition. She is a poetry editor at Lighthouse Literary Journal.  She has two poetry collections with Nine Arches Press: Bird Sisters (2016) and Threat (2019).

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Sarah Passingham writes short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. Her latest book PUSH: My Father, Polio, and Me published by Gatehouse Press, 2019 is a family memoir exploring the fallout of disease and disability on the family. She is author of Hoad and Other Stories, 2014, three books of non-fiction and an oratorio libretto. She is the short fiction columnist for Brittle Star Magazine and a trustee of the SAW Trust, an organisation dedicated to the interdisciplinary approach to Science, Art and Writing.



Stuart Charlesworth divides his time between writing and being a nurse. He has an MA in creative writing from UEA. He also has degrees in nursing and in international politics & history. He was the co-creator of the Threads translation group. His poems have appeared in Lighthouse and Poetry Review.



Ramona Herdman’s latest pamphlet, ‘A warm and snouting thing’, focussing on love, lust and sexual politics, was published by The Emma Press in September 2019. Her previous pamphlet ‘Bottle’ (HappenStance Press) was the Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice for Spring 2018 and one of the Poetry School’s Books of the Year 2017. Ramona won the Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham prize 2017.


Anne Bailey is a Yorkshire woman now living and writing poems in North Norfolk. She has had her work published in ‘Ink Sweat and Tears’, ‘Brittle Star’, ‘Obsessed with Pipework’,  ‘Lighthouse’ ‘The Moth’ and ‘Under the Radar’ journals. She is a committee member for ‘Cafe Writers’ organising live poetry events in Norwich. Her poem was commended in the Ambit 2021 Poetry Competition and her first pamphlet ‘What the House Taught Us’ was published in winter 2021 by Emma Press.