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Creative Writers

The creative writers featured are all students or alumni of Sheffield Hallam University

Guest Writers

Including Julianne Pachico, Jacob Polley, Helen Mort and Ian McMillan


There are 4 categories: poetry, prose, script and life-writing


We have an editorial team working with writers, artwork and production to fine tune the work and help launch the book


A diverse group of writers and editors displaying work from varying backgrounds. We celebrate individuality and diversity


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Letty Butler

Letty is an actress, writer and comedienne. Screen work includes Miranda, Jane Eyre, Parade’s End, Wolfblood and Father Brown. She has co-written & performed 3 live shows for the Edinburgh Festival, one of which transferred to Soho Theatre in 2015, 3 short films, 2 TV pilots & is currently working on her first novel. She likes cooking, eating, drinking wine and chatting – preferably all at once.





Kieran Walker

Kieran is a young writer who is a student on the MA Creative Writing course at Sheffield Hallam University. He also is currently working for Sheffield Hallam in the Sport Department. Having wrote various articles for online sport magazines, Kieran is an avid fitness lover, who also shares a fondness for good Coffee and Spanish Red Wine. Amongst this, Kieran is currently working on his first novel aided by the experience and knowledge gained through the MA writing course.


Shullie Horsfield- Porter

Shullie is a 50 plus multifaceted, oxymoron, who can never really make her mind up. Writer, picture taker, blogger occasional cake baker, gin drinker, and likes in her spare time to paint furniture. She has a fascination for folklore, magical realism, the bizarre and the Gothic. She has previously worked for Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield. Her last job, was for the local government, but finally found the entrance to the tunnel and dug her way out. Shullie is currently working on her novel and collection of short stories.




Denise Eaton

Denise has come to Creative Writing late in life following a ‘mixed bag’ career ranging from the NHS and BBC, to adult education in the voluntary sector. She worked at Sheffield Hallam encouraging young women and girls to study and work in Science, Engineering and Technology, and still volunteers as a coach and mentor for staff and students


Bridget Ingle

Bridget is having a go at creative writing after a career as a research scientist in the Department of Medicine at the University of Sheffield. When her father, boxing legend Brendan Ingle, nearly died a few years ago, she wrote his memoir Our Father. ‘Don’t publish that while I’m still alive’, her mother said. She hasn’t. Instead, she’s using it to hone her skills on the MA in Creative Writing.


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David Oakley

David Oakley is a (very) mature student on the Sheffield Hallam MA Creative Writing course. With a background in mathematics, he admires the writing of Marquez, Flaubert and P.G. Wodehouse. Editor of the 2017 edition of Matter, two of his short stories will appear soon in Bandit Fiction and Storgy.



Carolyn Doyley

Carolyn has packed Hula-Hoops, juggled with frozen fish, cleaned guesthouses, worked as a dental nurse, pulled pints for a living, sold venetian blinds and has taught in Grimsby and Scunthorpe. She thanks each job for their stories.


Andrea Spurling

Andrea counts among her achievements: raising a family of four children; running a pre-school in Cameroon; playing early music as one of the Norwich Waits; a B.A. in English and Music; research and administration for national lifelong learning policy; helping to establish a small arts and craft charity; working for destitute asylum seekers as team leader and trustee in ASSIST Sheffield; published writings relating to the above.

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Joe Gillis

Joe is a budding writer and musician. His fascination with various of media, particularly literature, film, television and music, guided him onto the BA Creative Writing degree at Sheffield Hallam University. Having completed that and earned a Merit in his Grade 6 guitar course, he decided to further his education and has returned to Hallam to study on the MA Creative Writing course at Sheffield Hallam. Currently, Joe is developing an animated political comedy series adults.