Speakers & Authors

Jay Sykes

Jay Sykes is a 24 year-old award-winning audio drama producer. Jay’s audio drama SeaBurn won a Gold award in the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio awards. Since January 2015, Jay has been teaching audio and radio production at the... Read more

Sarah Dobbs

Sarah is a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Sunderland and the editor of English Language, Literature and Creative Writing: A Practical Guide for Students. Her novel, Killing Daniel, was published by Unthank Books in 2012 and nominated... Read more

Iain Rowan

Iain is a writer, founder of Holmeside Writers and Creative Director of the Sunderland Festival of Creative Writing. His novel One Of Us was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger, and in 2016 Iain was shortlisted for a... Read more