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Romi Jones

  • Northern Promise Award, 2007
Romi Jones

Romi Jones is a prose writer and lives in a field close to the north Northumberland coastline. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University and a Northern Promise Award. Her short stories have been published by Bloomsbury and Biscuit Books. Currently she is working on a novel The Boy in the Beach Hut. Her unpublished novel Disquiet Corners was short listed for Unbound Press Best Novel Award 2010 and long listed for Aurora Metro Virginia Prize 2009.

She has used her experience of combining creative writing with community involvement, in collaboration with local sound artist, to create installation of words and sounds Outer Place, Inner Voices funded by Arts Council.
Awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship, she travelled to USA/Canada to study creative writing with people with dementia. This followed NHS writer-in-residence in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, producing the pamphlet ‘Words from the Wise.’ In 2012, she was commissioned by New Writing North to write a series of six flash fiction, Dementia Dilemmas, inspired by working with older people in an Alzheimer’s Society Centre. She has also worked with student nurses at Northumbria University using a creative writing approach to reflective practice.

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