Welcome to HannahStevensWriter.com. I’m a freelance writer with a PhD in creative writing.
I have over ten years experience as a writer, researcher, workshop leader and LGBTQIA and gender activist.
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’m co-founder and co-directer of Wind&Bones (www.windandbones.com) a social enterprise that uses creative writing to foster creativity, community and social justice. Through Wind&Bones I use writing to build confidence, support diversity, open up new possibilities for dialogue, and to deepen our capacity for understanding ourselves and the world that we share.
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.
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.
Some of my recent work includes a series of joint authored children’s books, several creative non-fiction essays, a novella on the theme of domestic abuse and work-in-progress short story collection, ‘On the Bodies of Strangers.’