VIRGINIA BAILY is the author of three novels: Africa Junction, Early One Morning, and The Fourth Shore. She won the McKitterick prize in 2012 for her debut novel and her work has been translated into thirteen languages. Early One Morning was a Sunday Times Bestseller and was dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her award-winning short stories have been widely published. She is currently working on a novel set in Exeter.

DR SALLY FLINT is a writer and editor who lectures in English, Creative Writing.  Her writing has been widely published, anthologised, and won awards. Interested in connections between visual culture, poetry, and stories, she also works on environmental and socio-political writing, often in collaboration with scientists and health care professionals. Recently, she curated a poetry exhibit for the G7/Green Futures Conference and is currently working on a creative climate crisis project towards COP26, and beyond. She is an associate editor with Culture Matters, a tutor with The Poetry School and, as a co-founder of Riptide Journal, continues to champion innovative stories.