Episode 205 – Tenderstem (with Claire Askew)

“It’s the darkest, most miserable book ever.” Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2017 was a bit miserable but hopefully this podcast has been a shining light in your life. To round off the year I talked to Claire Askew, author of All the Hidden Truths from Hodder Books, and This Changes Things from Bloodaxe….

Episode 201 Cake Flamenco/Jeff Goldblum (with Gillian Best & Helen McClory)

Hey, we’re back! The Paperchain Podcast returns for another ten episodes of talk with writers and artists, and brand new short stories, poems and songs. In this episode I talked with Gillian Best and Helen McClory about setting and identity in their novels, and their shared experiences of DIY promotion for their debut novels. Gillian…

Episode 6 – Migrations (w/ Abi Hynes)

It’s the sixth episode of The Paperchain Podcast, and we move out of the studio to a very strange hotel that hates breakfast to chat with Abi Hynes, a Manchester based poet, writer, and playwright. We chat about how to know when something is a play, or a story; working with actors; and Abi’s terrible…

Abi Hynes

Abi Hynes is a drama, fiction and poetry writer based in Manchester. Her work has been published in a variety of places including Litro, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Molotov Cocktail, The Fable Online and Foxhole Magazine. She also runs cabaret collective First Draft and theatre company Faro Productions. Her plays have been performed at Brighton Fringe Festival, 24:7 Theatre…

Episode 5 – A Moveable Feat (w Zelda Chappel)

The halfway point of the first series of The Paperchain Podcast is here, and it looks like Zelda Chappel. Zelda comes on the show to talk about her poetry collection The Girl in the Dog Tooth Coat, her own organisation Elbow Room, and writing with no filter. She also reads a brand new poem based…

Zelda Chappel

Zelda Chappel is a poet, editor and artist. Her poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies, both online and in print. Her debut collection, The Girl in the Dog-tooth Coat, was published by Bare Fiction in July 2015. She is the co-curator and editor of the multi-arts journal Elbow Room and independent micro-publisher As Yet Untitled,…

Episode 3 – Tank (w Ella Chappell)

Guys, we made it to the third episode of the podcast! It’s our OK Computer, or our Corrections or something. This episode, award winning poet Ella Chappell (Moonrise) discusses her work, the power of algorithms, Jeff Vandermeer, and finally reads a poem that will make America great again. You can stream the episode below, or…

Ella Chappell

Ella Chappell was born south of Manchester in 1990. She attained both the BA and MA degrees in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Her poetry has been published in various online and print magazines including Elbow Room, The Lighthouse, Ink, Sweat & Tears and Belleville Park Pages. Her filmpoem, Rolling Frames, made…

Episode 1 – In the Beginning (w Dominic Stevenson)

It’s here! The long awaited first episode of The Paperchain Podcast. In this month’s debut episode, Listen Softly London host, Dominic Stevenson comes into the studio to talk Simon Armitage, social media, and poetry. He’ll also be reading a brand new poem inspired by a prompt.