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.
I work in a wide range of community, corporate and academic contexts where I design and deliver intensive workshops, lecture series and projects on creative writing, storytelling, effective communication, social change, 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, Bulgaria and across the UK.
I’m director and co-founder of Wind&Bones (www.windandbones.com) a social enterprise that uses creative writing to foster creativity, community and social change. 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 work is widely published and has been featured in anthologies including The Fairlight Book of Short Stories published by Fairlight Books, 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 creative non-fiction have been published globally by Archer Magazine (AUS), Litro Magazine, Losslit, Necessary Fiction, TSS Publishing (all UK), Loose Lips (CAN) and many others.
In 2012 I won a new talent writing competition funded by Arts Council England and, as a result, my debut collection, Without Makeup and Other Stories was published the same year.
Some of my work-in-progress projects include short story collection, ‘On the Bodies of Strangers’ and a novella exploring domestic abuse, queerness and escape.