Sunday 5th December, 2.45 – 3.45pm
Conversation with Catherine Fox, Rachel Mann, Judith Stevenson
Judith Stevenson’s first novel Bug (A Campus Novel) was self-published in 2019 under the name Judith Wharton. It had a successful launch at Durham University where she formerly worked as an Assistant Senior Tutor. She is now retired and living in Edinburgh, has finished her second novel and has just begun her third. This Michaelmas term she was expecting to be at St John’s College, Durham as the Ruth Etchells Fellow in Creative Writing but due to Covid this has been postponed until 2022.
Rachel Mann is an Anglican Priest, poet, writer and broadcaster based in Manchester. In addition to her philosophy training, she holds qualifications in Theology, Creative Writing, and English Literature, including a PhD on Nineteenth-Century Women’s Poetry and the Bible. She began writing poetry, liturgy and short stories in the late nineties as a result of major ill-health. She has also written feminist liturgical theology, cultural history and is a regular contributor to The Church Times. She has published twelve full-length books, including Dazzling Darkness and Fierce Imaginings, as well as contributing to many others. Fierce Imaginings was shortlisted for the international Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing, and her debut poetry collection, A Kingdom of Love was highly commended in the Forward Poetry Prizes. The Tablet described her novel The Gospel of Eve as ‘a clever, subtle, dark and theologically-driven tale.’
Dr Catherine Wilcox (writing as Catherine Fox) is Academic Director of the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is author of eight novels that explore themes of the spiritual and the physical with insight and humour. She has written a sports memoir about her quest for a judo black belt Fight the Good Fight: From Vicar’s Wife to Killing Machine and a YA fantasy novel Wolf Tide. Her Lindchester Chronicles are published by Marylebone House/SPCK. She is currently blogging a new novel The Company of Heaven in monthly instalments.