David Healey was born in 1944 and brought up in Cornwall. He qualified as a doctor at Guys and subsequently worked in Papua New Guinea before returning to become a GP in Suffolk. He’s now involved in wildlife conservation and helping to look after his grandson, Archie, with cerebral palsy;Continue Reading

Marguerite Wood trained as a physiotherapist, working for the NHS for over a decade. She and her husband, Douglas, sadly deceased in 2001, have a son and daughter and five grandchildren. She has been writing poetry all her life, was an assistant editor for Envoi under J.C.Scott’s editorship for overContinue Reading

Frank was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1925. He was a Radio Officer in the Merchant Navy during the war and after working in local government for ten years, trained to become a teacher, retiring as Head of English at Orwell High School, Felixstowe in 1984. Frank has read hisContinue Reading

Derek Adams is a professional photographer, originally from London, he now lives in Suffolk. He has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths and his poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the UK and abroad including Rialto, Magma, Smiths Knoll and London Grip. He has aContinue Reading

Ellen McAteer’s poetry pamphlet Honesty Mirror won first prize in the New Writer Magazine for 2013, and she was shortlisted for the Baker Prize in the same year. A prizewinning songwriter, she has had poetry and prose published in magazines and anthologies, and a play at the Edinburgh Fringe recordedContinue Reading

Mervyn Linford is a poet, author and publisher – Littoral Press. He has published 12 collections of poetry of his own and 25 collections for other poets. He has also published 10 works of prose most of which deal with various aspects of the natural environment. He has been publishedContinue Reading

Sue Wallace-Shaddad was born and brought up in Suffolk and returned to live in the county 15 years ago after many years abroad with the British Council. She retired in 2014 and is now Secretary of Suffolk Poetry Society. Sue has had poems published by The Dawntreader, Ink, Sweat andContinue Reading

With a background as a Criminal Defence Solicitor-Advocate Leslie is currently engaged in a number of diverse roles including work in a judicial capacity, as an investigator and as a trainer. He is the author of two books: Effective Interviewing for Disciplinary, Grievance and Complaints investigations and 365 Daily AdvocacyContinue Reading

Tim Lenton is a retired newspaper columnist and sub-editor who lives in his home town of Norwich. He won the Fish International Poetry Prize in 2007 and has published a number of books of poetry, including collections of tanka and photographs in collaboration with Joy McCall. He publishes poetry onContinue Reading

Fran Reader (originally an ‘Essex girl’) has been writing poetry since the age of eight and has lived in Suffolk since 1990. Since retiring from a career in gynaecology she has reinvented herself through her love of poetry by gaining a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing through theContinue Reading