Welcome to HannahStevensWriter.com. I am a short story and flash fiction writer.
My book-length collection, In Their Absence is forthcoming from Roman Books in Autumn 2019.
I have a PhD in creative writing from the University of Leicester where I also taught on the creative writing undergraduate programme.
I have experience of leading workshops in a wide range of academic and community contexts. I am currently Writer in Residence at the Parami Institute of Liberal Arts, a postgraduate institute in Yangon, Myanmar. I have delivered workshops at Ubud Readers and Writers Festival, in Varna, Bulgaria and BBC Storytelling Festivals in my hometown, Leicester.
I co-direct Wind&Bones (www.windandbones.com) where I run workshops, community projects and creative events that build confidence, support diversity and deepen our capacity for understanding ourselves and the world we share. I direct this project in collaboration with Dr Will Buckingham (ww.willbuckingham.com). I am particularly interested in further developing this work in the areas of gender, LGBTQ+ issues and domestic abuse.
My creative work has been featured in a number of anthologies including High Spirits: A Round of Drinking Stories published by Valley Press and Unthology 10: Fight or Flight, published by Unthank Books; and my stories have also been included in many small-press publications including Fairlight Books, Idle Ink, Losslit and Necessary Fiction.
My first collection, Without Makeup and Other Stories was published in 2012 by Crystal Clear Creators. This was the result of winning a new talent writing competition funded by Arts Council England.
I am currently working on a series of joint authored picture books, several personal essays and a novella.