Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE is a writer, director, composer, choreographer, designer, producer and performer working in film, theatre, television and radio.
Linda Brogan is a multi-award winning playwright. She has been resident in the National Theatre, Contact Theatre, Peterborough Maximum Security Prison, Askham Grange Open Prison, and the Whitworth Art Gallery.
A playwright and theatre director, Patricia Cumper has also adapted novels for radio and television.
A Booker Prize-winning author whose writing and many projects are based around her interest in the African diaspora.
A pioneer in coaching in resilience and creative writing.
Vaseem Khan is the author of the bestselling Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series featuring Indian detective, Ashwin Chopra and his baby elephant sidekick.