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Workshop leaders

Zoe Cook is in her second year of the MFA Creative Writing programme here at UEA after completing her BA and MA in Sheffield. She has had flash fiction published in several literary journals and she is interested in creating big narratives out of few words. She loves unlikeable characters and defending them as if they were real humans.

Jenny Hedger is a former social worker from Tucson, Arizona. She is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Jenny's writing explores the role of landscape in fiction and how psychology influences voice. Her short story Threads won the Tucson Writers’ Studio 2015 Write-to-Read Contest.

Isabelle King is a writer, performer and producer based in Norwich, though her work takes her across the UK and abroad. She is the author of the children’s book The Norfolk Storybook, and frequently does performance storytelling sessions from the book at museums, book shops, libraries and schools throughout Norfolk. The founder of Social Enterprise Books Talk Back, Isabelle has worked for Attitude is Everything and organised a family-friendly mystery trail of Norwich for last year’s Noirwich Crime Writing Festival. Isabelle trained with the National Youth Theatre and East 15 and worked in classical theatre, film and voiceover for many years.


Senica Maltese is a Canadian writer from British Columbia. She earned a BA in Writing and English Literature from the University of Victoria before moving to Norwich to pursue her Masters at UEA. Senica is currently at work on a collection of linked short stories centred on themes of identity, self-awareness, and growing up.  

Benjamin Stickney Morrison is a second year MFA Prose Fiction student from New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University BA in History. His novel Land follows the scion of a political dynasty in his final year at boarding school. In the Autumn, he will be attending the University of Cambridge, Queen’s College, to pursue a MPhil in Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature.


Vicky Proctor is currently working on a satirical novel about West London focussing on a woman who becomes obsessed with Hugh Grant. She is particularly interested in comedy and the absurd in writing. At the moment she is a second year MFA student at the UEA.