Join us for the second annual launch of York Literary Review, a journal of new writing. Each issue is co-edited and designed by Creative Writing lecturing staff and postgraduate students at York St John University and includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual art. The launch will include readings from this issue's contributors.
Launch readings from:
- Jonathan Creasy
- Steve Clarkson
- William Davidson
- Roberta Francis
- Sara Gray
- Joanne Hayden
- Alexander King
Steve Clarkson lives in York, UK. As a journalist, he’s appeared on BBC News and written for MSN, Metro and Press Association. As a speaker, he’s presented at the global Pecha Kucha Night and regularly performs spoken word pieces. As a short story writer, his work has appeared in The Review and Flash Fiction Magazine.
Jonathan C. Creasy was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied music under jazz legends Peter Erskine and Charlie Haden before moving to Ireland and earning degrees in English from Trinity College Dublin. He lives and works in Dublin as a writer, editor, musician, educator, and broadcaster. Creasy’s book of poems and essays, The Black Mountain Letters, is published by Dalkey Archive Press. He was awarded a 2016 Lannan Writing Residency. He is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books and many other publications.
William Davidson’s stories have been published online at Synaesthesia Magazine, Cheap Pop, and The Puffin Review, and in print in the anthologies Solstice Shorts (Arachne Press) and Rattle Tales 4. He won the inaugural Bath Flash Fiction Award in 2015. He is studying on the MA Creative Writing course at York St John University.
Roberta Francis is a transgender poet/writer living in London. She is a graduate in English and History from Roehampton University. She is currently studying for the A802, MA in Creative Writing at the Open University. She is working on her first novel.
Sara Gray a writer from London. She studied Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, and somehow ended up working in corporate law. She used to be angry about gluten-free brownies, but is now angry about Brexit. The three C’s - cheese, chocolate, and cats – keep her sane.
Joanne Hayden is an Irish writer and arts journalist. Her work has appeared in publications including the Irish Times, the Irish Independent and the Sunday Business Post. She was shortlisted for the Francis MacManus Award in 2014 and 2015 and her stories have been broadcast on RTÉ radio. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.
Alexander King is a writer, actor, musician and artist living in York, England. When not writing, he composes music for theatre and film, plays guitar in a rock band and acts on stage and screen. He lives with his long-suffering wife Lucy and his son Marlowe, who was named after the private detective, rather than the writer.