Thelma Laycock

Thelma Laycock

Thelma started writing as a child and much later became one of the founders of The Aireings, a Leeds based journal, and has also been featured in Dream Catcher on several occasions over many years.  Since then she has taught creative writing, a poetry retreat leader, and has had two poetry collections published. Her workRead more about Thelma Laycock[…]

Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon was born in York, raised in Harrogate and came back to York just as soon as he could. Since leaving school he has sporadically been, amongst other things, a mechanic, a chef and a photographic technician. His adventures have taken in parenthood, mental hospitals and a millionaire’s yacht, but not all on theRead more about Tom Dixon[…]

Rose Drew

Rose Drew

Rose Drew is a poet and anthropologist, at home in a lab, a classroom, or a stage. Rose is a public speaker, editor and book publisher, events manager, and has co-hosted the York Spoken Word Poetry & Prose open mic since January 2006. Rose and her partner Alan are founding members of York Literature FestivalRead more about Rose Drew[…]

Gary Allen

Gary Allen

Gary Allen was born in Ballymena, Co. Antrim. After studying engineering he left college, travelled and worked throughout mainland Europe doing various jobs – grape picking and scrap metal sorting in France, cleaning and factory work in Holland, Belgium, and Germany, before settling in Holland for several years, and returning home where he started toRead more about Gary Allen[…]

Hannah Stone

Hannah Stone

If Hannah Stone were an actual stone she’d be a chunk of quartz; multifaceted, unpredictably coloured and sparkling. Sometimes earthy, sometimes glittering, her poetry reflects and refracts the light, and contains unexpected dark corners. Hannah forages. She collects words other people discard for being too esoteric, or have forgotten about. She collects mundane experiences likeRead more about Hannah Stone[…]

Harry Gallagher

Harry Gallagher

Harry Gallagher grew up amid the heavy industries of Middlesbrough and now lives in a small coastal village near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.  He has written poetry all of his life, alongside working as a singer songwriter and playwright. Throughout the 1980s he worked along with pretty much the last generation of men of his town who hadRead more about Harry Gallagher[…]