This week we’re meeting Emma Norry, one of the 10 short listed finalists in the Short Story category of the Hysteria 2015 writing competition.
Please welcome Janet Lees, one of the Hysteria 4 Poetry category winners. A freelance copywriter for many years, she rediscovered her love of poetry. Now published in journals including Magma, Poetry News, The Missing Slate and Right Hand Pointing. She has also taken part in and created video poems and has been selected for various international festivals, competitions and art prizes, including Filmpoem, the Aesthetica Art Prize, the Neo Art Prize and the Ó’Bhéal International Poetry Film Competition. Finally, in 2014 she represented the Isle of Man in the BBC’s Poetry Postcards project.
This week I’m welcoming Debs Riccio to the Thursday Throng hot seat. Debs is our second Poetry category finalist in the Hysteria Writing Competition.
Sue Spiers is a poet and finalist in the Hysteria 2015 writing competition poetry category, she is also the inspiration behind the poetry anthology Jiggle Sac. Along with 9 other poets, her poem ‘The weight of glass‘ can be seen in Hysteria 4, due out at the beginning of December.
In April each year the Hysterectomy Association begins its annual writing competition, Hysteria. This year I decided to showcase as many of the winning authors who wanted to take part in my Thursday Throng interviews. After all, you never know just where the next best-seller might emerge from. Today, for our first interview, I’d like to welcome Damhnait Monaghan, one of our 10 Flash Fiction category short listed winners.