I am very sad to announce that CV member Dr. Stephanie Hutton has decided to leave the group, albeit for all the “right” reasons. The very talented FF writer has a demanding job in the NHS and she and her husband parent three children, and childcare was limited, so Stephanie was never going to be able to make every meeting. The great news is that Stephanie has been selected for the Writing West Midlands Room 204 programme.
Of course this puts an even bigger squeeze on Stephanie’s time!
Also, Stephanie and a colleague are starting up a writing social enterprise called The Writing Kiln, with the long-term goal of being able to teach local people how to write fiction. They have an exciting first project supported by Stoke-on-Trent Libraries, which they will be rolling out very soon. Can’t tell you any more just yet!
Stephanie has said “I am lucky to have made writing friends for life and so glad I joined City Voices when I did”
We all wish Stephanie the very best of luck. She will be missed as a writer and a friend, but we will all stay in touch one way or the other thanks to social media and also the Writing Kiln. We also thank her for the terrific workshop she presented on Saturday - another very enjoyable CV meeting!