Will Buckingham, Hannah Stevens
writers and educators in residence
Bio note
Hannah Stevens is a short story writer. She has a PhD in creative writing from the University of Leicester. Hannah’s first book-length collection, In Their Absence, will be published by Roman Books in autumn 2019. Hannah’s first short story collection, Without Makeup and Other Stories, was published by Crystal Clear Creators in 2012, and her stories have been anthologised in books from Valley Press (High Spirits: A Round of Drinking Stories) and Unthank Books (Unthology 10), and published in a wide range of literary journals.

Will Buckingham is a writer with two decades of experience running workshops in writing, philosophy and creativity. He has a PhD in philosophy from Staffordshire University, and a master's degree in social anthropology. He has been Reader in Writing and Creativity at De Montfort University, visiting professor at the Parami Institute, Yangon, and visiting scholar at Sichuan University. He writes fiction, creative non-fiction and books for children, including a children’s novel, Lucy and the Rocket Dog with Knopf (2017), the creative nonfiction book Stealing with the Eyes: Imaginings and Incantations in Indonesia (Haus Publishing, 2018), and a manual for novelists (Teach Yourself: Complete Write a Novel Course). He was also contributor to Dorling Kindersley’s globally bestselling The Philosophy Book.

Residency goals
Through their organisation Wind & Bones they strive to apply creative writing methods to their work with underprivilleged groups. They were in Sofia to continue working on their texts and meet colleagues who deal with similar topics. Read more about their organisation Wind & Bones here.