Introducing Our New Star Writer !
Dr Rachel Connor
Rachel is an academic, literary critic and writer. She is Director of Creative Writing at Leeds Beckett University. Rachel is the author of a novel, Sisterwives as well as prize-winning short fiction. Her drama has been staged in festivals across the north and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 as part of the Original British Dramatists series.
In her own words...
I’ve long been interested in the relationship between words and the visual – my PhD was preoccupied with the literary representation of ‘the image.’ So, I’m excited to document Manifest through a series of blog posts that present a writer’s perspective on visual art. My aim is to build a narrative that captures the flavour of this important festival and reflects the vibrant and varied artistic practice in our region