Welcome to HannahStevensWriter.com. I am a writer currently based in Leicester in the UK. I write short stories and flash fiction, and have just completed my first book-length collection, In Their Absence.
I have a PhD from the University of Leicester where I am currently a tutor in creative writing. My PhD involved research in to the many real-life missing person cases in both Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
I have experience of leading workshops in a wide range of academic and community contexts. My teaching experience includes a BBC Storytelling Festival at Leicester Cathedral, leading workshops in secondary and primary schools, adult education classes, and in community settings working with LGBTQ+ adults.
I have recently co-founded and currently co-run Wind and Bones (http://windandbones.com/), a creative writing project aiming to undertake workshops, community-based projects and creative events that help participants get to the heart of what it means to write well. I run this project in collaboration with Dr Will Buckingham (http://willbuckingham.com/).
My creative work has been featured in a number of print anthologies, small-press publications and online journals. My first collection, Without Makeup and Other Stories was published in 2012 by Crystal Clear Creators. This was the result of winning a new talent writing competition funded by Arts Council England. Please see my writing page for more information.
I have a number of current research interests. I am continuing my work with missing persons through a collaboration with Will Buckingham on a joint authored picture book called Lanterns. This is in response to a recognised need from the UK’s Missing People charity. In addition I have also started work on a second collection of short stories and a novella.
I am also particularly interested in further developing my work running creative and community projects in the areas of gender, LGBTQ+ issues and domestic abuse.
When not writing, I work part-time in the voluntary sector.