South West Writers

About the Author

Kevan Manwaring is a Stroud-based writer of fiction and creative non-fiction. His writing explores notions of the mythic, the uncanny and the folkloric in the everyday. He lectures in creative writing for the Open University, Portsmouth University, and in diverse community settings. He is a guest writer for Skyros Writers’ Lab. He was an academic consultant for BBC TV’s The Secret Life of Books. He is currently working on a Creative Writing PhD at the University of Leicester. He writes for The London Magazine and is a co-judge of their 2015 Short Story competition alongside Susan Hill. He blogs and tweets as the Bardic Academic @bardicacademic

https://thebardicacademic.wordpress.com/

The Bardic Handbook front cover 2006 The Long Woman by Kevan Manwaring cover 2012 Desiring Dragons by Kevan Manwaring

Recent Publications

The Bardic Chair: inspiration, invention, innovation , Skylight Press , 2016
Lost Border , Chrysalis , 2015
Storytelling for a Greener World, (contributor) , Hawthorn Press , 2014
Desiring Dragons: creativity, imagination and the writer’s quest , Compass Books , 2013
Oxfordshire Folk Tales , The History Press , 2012

Awards and Residencies

Hawthornden Fellow - International Writers’ Retreat
Eccles Centre Postgraduate Fellow in North American Studies, British Library
Doggerland writer-in-residence
Affective Digital Histories commission, University of Leicester (app)
Sole2Soul commission, Market Harborough Museum (app)

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