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Eithne Cullen

Meeting Eithne Cullen – Hysteria 2015 Judge

Eithne is a writer of poems and short stories, however she feels her ability as a reader has been established longer than her writing, and is something she thinks of as a skill rather than a hobby. For 35 years she was an English secondary school teacher and as a result has often been called on to assess, admire and feedback on all kinds of writing.

Eithne has been a member of her book club since 1992…long before they became “trendy.”; and has also taken part, as a student, in courses including those run by Spread the Word, City Lit and the Bishopsgate Institute.

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Lyndsay Wheble

Meeting Lyndsay Wheble – Hysteria 2015 Judge

Lyndsay writes fiction and narrative non-fiction and has been published in Sein und Werden, Danse Macabre, The Bicycle Review, Who We Are Now, Side B Magazine, amongst others, and long-listed in the Granta-sponsored Festival of Garden Literature Memoir Competition in June 2013. By day she is the Development and Research Officer in an arts commissioning organisation and is currently working on her first novel.

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Clare Archibald

Meeting Clare Archibald – Hysteria 2015 Judge

Clare enjoys collaborating and trying new things. She has had short stories, poetry, flash and children’s fiction published and comes with a useful cross form understanding. She sees judging Hysteria 2015  as a chance to commit to reading lots of new writing and to gain a new, very useful skill.

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Sal Page

Meeting Sal Page – Hysteria 2015 Judge

Sal has a Creative Writing MA from Lancaster University and has been placed in several competitions and short- and long- listed in many more. In 20011 she won the Calderdale Short Story Prize and in 2013 the Greenacre Writers Short Story Competition. Sal has had published in various places. In print; The National Flash Fiction Day Anthologies 2012 and 2014, Jawbreakers and Eating My Words, Greenacre Writers Anthology Volumes 1 & 3, Stories for Homes and The Flash Dogs Anthology. Online; 330Words, Paragraph Planet, The Pygmy Giant and The Angry Hourglass.

She has written two novels, the second of which is now being submitted to agents.
Having entered many writing competitions over the past decade and a half she is intrigued by the idea of finding out about the judging side of them

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Meeting Janet Colson – Hysteria 2015 Judge

Update: Unfortunately Janet has had to pull out of judging this year’s competition due to pressure of work.

Janet is the author of ‘The Shark Party’, a novel recently published in New Zealand by Escalator Press. She also writes poetry and her theatre piece ‘Dali’s Womb’ opened ‘WOMAN; A Collection of Absurdist Monologues’ in the 2013 Maidment Theatre show in Auckland. She feels strongly about the importance of a diversity of voices and stories in a culture where the male voice so often dominates.

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