Who we are

Lily Dunn


Lily Dunn is an author, mentor, editor and creative writing teacher. She has written two novels (Portobello Books), a handful of short stories (Matter magazine) and creative nonfiction (Granta; Litro), and is currently working on a PhD in creative writing. She is a trained editor and journalist and has written for Time Out magazine, the Guardian, the Telegraph and numerous other publications. She teaches creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London, London Lit Lab and St Mungos Hackney. Email: Lily.Dunn@Mungos.org


Zoe Gilbert

Zoe Gilbert is an author, creative writing teacher and mentor specialising in short fiction. Her stories have been published in anthologies and journals around the world, and have won prizes including the Costa Short Story Award 2014. Her first book will be published in 2018 by Bloomsbury. She is working on a PhD in Fiction and Creative Writing, focusing on the influence of folk tales on contemporary short stories. She hosts a short story critique group and reading club, and teaches creative writing at London Lit Lab and St Mungos Hackney.


Tom Mallender

Tom Mallender is a poet and documentarian specialising in the use of archive and found material. He works as a workshop facilitator in creative writing and poetry, and is creative director of Write-London. Tom runs both one day and multipart workshops for all ages and abilities, but specialises in working with marginalised people. He has worked with Spread the Word, Age UK, Islington, Freedom, It's Not Your Birthday But..., The Royal Star and Garter, Claremont Centre, Holy Cross Centre Trust, Iranian Association, Response Community Project, New Unity, Mind in Camden, Queen's Crescent Community Association and Gospel Oak Action Link. When not copying down bits of interesting graffiti, signage or overheard conversation, he can be found indulging in many of the vices of a self-proclaimed geek and not writing in the 3rd person.


Stephanie Hutton

Stephanie Hutton is a writer and clinical psychologist. She has published her flash fiction, short stories and poetry online and in print. In 2016 she won the Writers HQ Competition and Bibliophone 1000 Words Heard Competition, was shortlisted for the Black Pear Press Short Story Competition and Brighton Prize, and received an Honorable Mention in the Ink Tears Short Story Competition. She believes in the therapeutic value of short fiction. Find her work at stephaniehutton.com.