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Over the past few months, new writers from across London have been coming together to record examples of their work. 
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  Kathleen Hoey
Kathleen Hoey has written poems and plays.
Kathleen Hoey - Patricia's Speech from 'Back to the Sea'  'Patricia's Speech' from 'Back to the Sea', read by Anna - 2m 44s  
A scene from 'Invaders' by Kathleen Hoey  A scene from the play 'Invaders' - 7m 43s  
A scene from 'Age Limit' by Kathleen Hoey  A scene from the play 'Age Limit' - 7m 50s  

  Fran Isherwood
Fran Isherwood reads some of her poems, a scene from a play and a piece as 'Dr Lucy Swann'.
Fran Isherwood reads her poems 'Gastronaut' and 'Routine'  Two poems: 'Gastronaut' and 'Routine'  - 1m 58s  
Fran Isherwood as 'Dr Lucy Swann'  Dr Lucy Swann - 4m 18s  
Fran Isherwood - Where There's A Will'  Extract from her play 'Where There's A Will' - 5m  

  Jem Mattinson
Jem Mattinson reads her poem.
Jem Mattinson reads her poem  Poem - 1m 28s  

  Soheila Ghodstinat
The writer Soheila Ghodstinat is originally from Iran.  Her work includes the novel 'A Journey to Starland'.
Poem by Soheila Ghodstinat  Poem by Soheila Ghodstinat, read by Manprit Dayal - 2m 20s  

  Anjan Saha
Anjn Saha is one of the tutors for the Shepherds Bush Writers Junction.  He reads two of his poems.
Anjan Saha - 'Open Mic Night'  'Open Mic Night' - 2m 22s 
Anjan Saha - 'Airport' 'Airport' - 1m 22s

  Dzifa Benson
Dzifa Benson is one of the tutors for the Shepherds Bush Writers Junction.  Her two poems are about Legba, the trickster god.
Dzifa Benson - Legba is Everywhere  'Legba is Everywhere' - 3m 
Dzifa Benson - Black Dog Bones Blues 'Black Dog Bones Blues' - 2' 27"

  Suzanne Bull
Suzanne Bull is a member of Shepherds Bush Writers Junction.
Suzanne Bull reads 'Picture This'  'Picture This' - 2m 20s  

  Irfan Master
Irfan Master is a member of Shepherds Bush Writers Junction.  He reads two of his poems.
Irfan Master reads his poems 'Isolation' and 'Stereotype'  'Isolation' and 'Stereotype'- 1m 30s  

  Alick Faber
Alick Faber is a member of Shepherds Bush Writers Junction.
Alick Faber reads his short story 'Tantrum'  'Tantrum' - 4m 42s  

  Rosa Porta
Rosa Porta is a member of Shepherds Bush Writers Junction. She reads two poems.
Rosa Porta reads her poem 'Flesh and Blood'  'Flesh and Blood' - 1m 14s  
Rosa Porta reads her poem 'Don't Fear' 'Don't Fear' - 1m 09s

  Grant Bartley
Grant Bartley is a member of Shepherds Bush Writers Junction.
Grant Bartley reads his story 'Asteroid Action in Acton'  'Asteroid Action in Acton' - 4m 42s  

Wayne Boucaud
Wayne is a musician and member of Camden Community Radio.  He reads two poems which he originally wrote as songs.
Wayne Boucaud reads his poem 'Doctor' written in memory of Bernie Grant  'Doctor' - poem for Bernie Grant - 1m 31s  
Wayne Boucaud reads his poem 'Doctor' written in memory of Bernie Grant 'Americanism' - 1m 31s

  Marian Larragy
Marian Larragy is the Chair of Camden Community Radio.
Marian Larragy reads her poem about her visit to Northern Ireland in the 1980s  Poem about her visit to Northern Ireland in the 1980s - 2m 02s  

  Rashmi Meswani
Rashmi Meswani studied on the PEARLS radio production and presentation course at Desi Radio in Southall.
Rashmi Meswani reads her poem   Poem about a man she saw in the traffic in Bombay - 3m 21s

  Prakash Kaur Hanspal
Prakash Kaur Hanspal studied on the PEARLS radio production and presentation course at Desi Radio in Southall.
Prakash Kaur Hanspal reads her report about going to India  Report about going to India - 1m 01s

  Dharma Reddy
Dharma Reddy studied on the PEARLS radio production and presentation course at Desi Radio in Southall.
Dharma Reddy reads her report about being a London eco warrior  Report about being a London eco warrior - 1m 16s

  Sara Eliot
I am a poet and singer/songwriter.  My poem 'Space' was inspired by a friend, who talked about growing up in India. As he talked, he conjured up a feeling of freedom….
Sara Eliot reads her poem 'Space' 'Space' - 2m 02s  

  

Anthony Malone
Anthony Malone is 34 and lives in South London. He has completed the two year Birkbeck Certificate of Creative Writing and is a member of The Writer’s Block, a group of Birkbeck certificate graduates. His fiction has appeared on the Guardian Online website and he has performed at the “Writloud” event at RADA.
Anthony Malone reads his story 'Ghosts of the Real Leather Jacket'  'Ghosts of the Real Leather Jacket' - 3m 44s

  Deborah Zucker-Boardman
I am a mature Creative Writing and Philosophy student at Middlesex University, Trent Park Campus.  My first poem is 'Women In War'. This is a poem about women all over the world and how war affects them. The second, 'Ina's Cannonballs', is about an old apple tree growing on my Grandmother's land and how she turned its hard old apples into delicious apple butter every year.
Deborah Zucker-Boardman reads her poem 'Women in War'  'Women in War' - 1m 43s
Deborah Zucker-Boardman readsher poem 'Ina's Cannonballs'  'Ina's Cannonballs' - 1m 11s

 
Barbara Starling
Barbara’s first novel, the ten-volume Alois, the Talking Horse, written when she was seven, was an enormous success with friends and family. More recently, she’s written about self-made millionaires, musical stars and foot fetishists for several Austrian magazines. Her play Tosca Mortale was published by Theaterverlag Bunte Bühne, Vienna. She is currently doing an MA in Creative Writing at City University. 
Male voice: Michael Law.
Barbara Starling reads her dialogue 'Bad News'  'Bad News' - 3m 45s
Barbara Starling reads an extract from her novel   Extract from her novel - working title Leave the Cagedoor Open - 3m 21s

 
Mark Skinner
Mark has recently graduated from the Masters programme in Creative Writing at Kingston University. Throughout the course he has been working on Shadow Play, a thriller about a middle aged man's search for his missing daughter. One of his plays is due to be published by Magic Fox and he occasionally performs sketch comedy as part of Your Left Foot.
Mark Skinner reads an extract from his novel 'Shadow Play'  Extract from Shadow Play - 6m 18s
Mark Skinner reads his story 'Roadside'  'Roadside' - 2m 53s

 
Paul Read
Paul Read graduated with a first in Fine Art from the Kent Institute of Art and Design before moving to the big smoke and finding work, at one time or another, in nearly every bookshop in the West End. He currently teaches three days a week in North London and devotes the rest of his time to fiction writing, of which 'Hardly an Overnight Sensation' is his latest work.
Paul Read reads from his novel 'Echoes'  'Echoes' - 3m 44s

 
Caroline de Gier
Caroline de Gier lives in West London with her Dutch husband, her three children and a Jack Russell! She worked in film and television for over fifteen years. She started writing poems and short stories as a child. Currently at City University, London, on the MA Creative Writing course, her debut novel The Graffiti Tree will be launched this year.
Caroline de Gier reads her poem 'A Radio in Africa'  'A Radio in Africa' - 3m 44s


Annette Davis
Annette Davis, mother of 4, is currently studying radio production at Lambeth College. Her confidence to write poetry came from a creative writing course at the college. Her poem 'Turning Point' is about surviving a broken relationship.  Her second poem 'Mother' is a reflection of herself and the experiences of other women in the world.
Annette Davis reads her poem 'Turning Point'  'Turning Point' - 1m 02s
Annette Davis reads her poem 'Mother'  'Mother' - 2m 03s


Nadine George Caesar
Nadine is a creative artist from London, who combines poetic forms and vocal melodies to create an inspiring demonstration of musicality. Continuously developing and growing within her art form, she is currently frequenting the open-mic circuit to establish herself within the creative industries and to also uplift and entertain those around her.
Nadine George Caesar reads her poem 'And I His Oracle'  'And I His Oracle' - 1m 51s
Nadine George Caesar reads her poem 'May I Be Beautiful'  'May I Be Beautiful' - 1m 22s

  Brigette Bennett
Brigette Bennett has been singing a long time but writing poetry even longer - since the age of 7, (a poem about Creation, now lost to posterity). The historical, cultural, scientific and the spiritual are her concerns and learning the lessons life and others teach are among her endeavours.
Brigette Bennett reads her poem 'Yesterday the Fridge'  'Yesterday the Fridge' - 2m 01s
Brigette Bennett reads her poem 'In the Garden'  'In the Garden' - 1m 36s
Brigette Bennett reads her poem 'You'  'You' - 0m 43s

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