THE GREAT BRITISH WRITE OFF JUDGES 2016

Mark Grist

Mark Grist

Mark is a poet and Educational Consultant based in Peterborough. He became Poet Laureate of Peterborough in 2008, Chief Bard of the Fens in 2009 and Edinburgh Fringe Slam Champion in 2010. Mark has recently been on two national tours, whilst also completing an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmith's University in London.

This is the third consecutive year that Mark has been on the judging panel.

Brian Bilston

Brian Bilston

Brian Bilston is a poet clouded in the pipe smoke of mystery, but has become a regular contributor of poetry on social media over the last few years. Writing on such topics as diverse as love, death, buses and mobile phones, his work often experiments with literary form and frequently assumes unlikely shapes, reflecting the poetry that he uncovers in everyday places; excel spreadsheets, Venn diagrams, powerpoint presentations, Scrabble tiles.

Brian won The Great British Write Off in 2015.

Brian Bilston
Angela Readman

Angela Readman

Angela Readman's stories have won awards such as the Costa Short Story Award, the National Flash Fiction Competition, the Mslexia Short Story Competition and the Fish Short Memoir. Her debut collection - Don't Try This At Home (And Other Stories) - won The Rubery Book Award and was shortlisted for the Edgehill Prize in 2016.

She is also a published poet; her collection, The Book of Tides, is out with Nine Arches in November 2016.