Welcome to HannahStevensWriter.com. I am a freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction with a PhD in creative writing.
My book-length collection, In Their Absence is forthcoming from Roman Books in 2019.
I work in a wide range of academic and community contexts where I design and deliver intensive workshops and lecture series on creative writing, social justice, equality and activism.
From October 2018 – May 2019 I was Writer in Residence at 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 (UK). I am currently based in Thessaloniki, Greece.
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 and LGBTQ+ issues.
My creative work is widely published and 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 published by Fairlight Books, Idle Ink, Losslit, Necessary Fiction and TSS Publishing and others.
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 children’s books, several personal essays and a novella on the theme of domestic abuse and violence.