Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a writer from Hackney currently completing his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia. His debut novel The 392, set almost entirely on a London bus over just 36 minutes, was released with OWN IT! in April 2019. He is currently writing his second novel.
@AHicksonLovence | ashley-hickson-lovence.com
Elizabeth Okoh is a British-Nigerian Writer, Photographer and Content Creator with a penchant for storytelling and wanderlust. She holds a degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Sussex and a certificate in Novel Writing and Longer Works from City University. Her work has been published in online and print magazines, as well as curated in exhibitions internationally. Her debut novel The Returnees will be published by Hodder & Stoughton on 6 August 2020. She’s currently working on her second novel and empowering women through the art of boudoir photography.
You can find her on all social media platforms @Lizeokoh | elizabethokoh.com
Amber Massie-Blomfeld is a non-fiction writer and arts professional. Her first book, Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die, was published by Penned in the Margins in May 2018, and received the Society of Authors’ Michael Meyer Award. She is a regular contributor and columnist for The Stage, and has written for The Independent, The Guardian, The Pool, Standart, Exeunt, Brixton Review of Books, New Internationalist, Open Democracy, Run Riot, The Journal of Wild Culture and many more. She regularly appears in the media and at events, usually talking about the power of the arts, and is represented by Becky Thomas at Johnson & Alcock.
@ambermb / ambermassieblomfield.com
Troy Onyango is a Kenyan writer, editor and lawyer. His work has appeared in journals and magazines including Prairie Schooner, Wasafiri, Caine Prize Anthology, Brittle Paper, and Transition Magazine Issue 121, for which his short story The Transfiguration was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His short story For What Are Butterflies Without Their Wings won the fiction prize for the inaugural Nyanza Literary Festival (NALIF) Prize.
@TroyOnyango | troyonyango.com
Zelda Rhiando lives in South London with her husband, two daughters and four cats, and is one of the founders of the Brixton BookJam – the quarterly literary event that has hosted readings by established and emerging writers since 2012. She is the author of two novels, Caposcripti and Fukushima Dreams, and is currently working on a third. When not writing she can be found child-wrangling and making digital products.
@badzelda | http://www.badzelda.com
Bryan Beadyman is one of London’s premier street poets, known for his rapid fire and passionate narratives about poli-tricks and the wars in our name.