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, exploring missing people and broken lives, is forthcoming from Roman Books.
I work in a wide range of academic, community and corporate contexts where I design and deliver intensive workshops, lecture series and projects on creative writing, effective communication, social justice, equality and activism.
I have worked as writer in residence across the world and led workshops at the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival in Indonesia, in Myanmar, Taiwan, Greece and across the UK.
I am currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria and working regionally across Europe.
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 anthologies including the award winning High Spirits: A Round of Drinking Stories published by Valley Press and Unthology 10: Fight or Flight, published by Unthank Books; and my stories and personal essays have also been published by Fairlight Books, Litro Magazine, Losslit, Necessary Fiction, TSS Publishing and many others.
In 2012 I won a new talent writing competition funded by Arts Council England and, as a result, my first collection, Without Makeup and Other Stories was published the same year.
I have just finished work on a series of joint authored children’s books and several personal essays. Currently I am writing a novella on the theme of domestic abuse.