Fred Chance is a photographer with an interest in pin-hole cameras as well as in more conventional photography.

Adam Horovitz lives at the top of the Slad valley where he spent his formative years. His recent books include a memoir about growing up in the footsteps of Laurie Lee and a series of poems about life on traditional farms.

Mark Huband. Postings as a newspaper correspondent in Abidjan and Nairobi took Mark to most countries of sub-Saharan Africa as they emerged from the Cold War. A war reporter by default rather than design, he reported for the Guardian and the Observer throughout the Liberian civil war and the turmoil in Somalia, and was one of the few reporters to cover the Rwandan genocide. Moving to North Africa, he wrote extensively about the political turmoil in Algeria, and subsequently moved to Cairo as regional correspondent for the Financial Times. Author of eight books on Africa, the Middle East and Islam, Mark published his first collection of poetry – American Road – in 2014, and has appeared in several anthologies. Skinny White Kids was published by Yew Tree Press of Stroud in 2016 and in 2017 a book-length poem, The Siege of Monrovia, was published by Live Canon.

Nadine Faye James is a professional designer and illustrator.

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Peter Owen Jones is a maverick 21st century priest, ecological thinker and champion of ethics who, as a celebrated BBC TV presenter, has explored the world’s vast pantheon of religious and spiritual ideas and distilled essential wisdom for contemporary modern life and business.

Rowan Middleton is a lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire.

John Nicol is a musician and teacher.

Jay Ramsay has been a singular and influential presence on the poetry scene over the last 25 years and has increasingly come into his own as a voice for transformative spiritual, political and psychological awareness. He has been described as “England’s foremost transformation poet” (Caduceus magazine, 2007). He believes that poetry has a unique, catalytic role in our culture.

Philip Rush In October 2009, Philip's first full collection, Big Purple Garden Paintings, was short-listed for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. Philip can be contacted by email for readings and other inquiries.

Maria Stadnicka is a teacher and poet.

Richard Vick works in Stroud as a teacher and a leader of writing workshops.