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The Double Life of Salena Godden: Performer and Writer

Salena Godden is a performer, poet, short story writer, playwright and author. She’s appeared on television and radio, including Channel 4, the BBC’s Verse Illustrated series and Loose Ends. She’s also made regular appearances on the BBC’s The Verb and Bespoken Word, and is resident poet for Click Radio on the BBC World Service. She has performed at the Bush Theatre in London, and is a popular act with festivals including Hay-on-Wye, Latitude, Festival No.6 and Edinburgh Festival. Her list of publications is too long to fully cover here, but some highlights include: Penguin’s IC3, Canongate’s Fire People, Serpent Tail’s Croatian Nights, Picador’s Punk Fiction and The Bookslam anthology Too Much Too Young. Coming up in 2016, new work will be published in The Unreliable Guide To London published by Influx Press. Also in 2016 The Good Immigrant, a crowdfunded anthology of essays discussing race and identity by twenty BAME authors, will be published by Unbound in September.

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Jo Ely

Described as "an intelligent, creative, imaginative, original writer" by Guardian Book of the Year author Trevor Byrne, Jo Ely has been Shortlisted for the Fish International Short Story Prize and has had a short story selected for an anthology edited by New York Times Notable Book of the Year author Sandra Tyler (Woven Tale Press, US ed. 2016). Jo has published short stories, children's books and written interviews with writers for the Woven Tale Press. She also reviews for the world's first online Empathy Library. 'Stone Seeds' is Jo's first novel, published by Urbane Publications (Amazon.co.uk).

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