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Hubcast Presenters
Hubcast Presenters

Julia Bell and Gaylene Gould present a new series of monthly podcasts exclusively for the Writers Hub.

Julia Bell is a novelist and Senior Lecturer on the Birkbeck Writing Programme and Project Director of the Writers' Hub. She has published two novels for young adults - Massive and Dirty Work, both published by Macmillan in the UK. She also co-edited the bestselling Creative Writing Coursebook.


Gaylene Gould concentrates on what she loves and does best – writing, talking and listening. She is a fiction writer, and past student of the Birkbeck MA. She presents documentaries and reviews for Radio 4 and works as a creative coach with writers, arts organisations and the trailblazing The School of Life. Her mission is to excavate the quiet truths within ourselves and wider society.

Hubcast 3: Elizabeth Fremantle, Trey Ellis & Katrina Naomi

Elizabeth Fremantle, Katrina Naomi & Trey EllisJulia speaks to Birkbeck MACW alumnus Elizabeth Fremantle about her new novel, Queen’s Gambit, her approach to writing historical fiction and her journey as a writer post-MA, Gaylene interviews American writer and polymath Trey Ellis about writing across all the genres of fiction, non-fiction screenplay and stage, and award-winning poet Katrina Naomi reads us some of her edgy and hard-hitting poetry.

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