Rhiannon Walsh – ‘November’

Arkbound is very proud to introduce you to the work of the aspiring writer Rhiannon Walsh! Rhiannon has been working on her writing with experienced mentor Madeleine Mankey for the past six months and offered us the fabulous first chapter of her novel to share with you all: Chapter 1 ‘November’ It was a bitterly […]

Trey Kyeremeh – Poetry & Fiction

The Arkbound Foundation and the Bridging Literary Divides team are delighted to introduce you to the works of poetry and fiction of Trey Kyeremeh, mentored and edited by Matthew Azoulay. Why I write, #1 (Radical Love) Community, that’s where I root radical love. It was where I first felt love and where I learnt to […]

Ryan McMullan – ‘Just One’

Our Bridging Literary Divides programme is proud to showcase our mentee Ryan McMullan and his incredible novella Just One. He was mentored by experienced writer Matthew Azoulay. Just One is a social realist novella about a queer disabled person’s coming of age experiences in Edinburgh. Sean, the protagonist, has a severe speech impairment and physical […]

Liam Kirk – ‘Crashing By Design’

The Arkbound Foundation and the Bridging Literary Divides team are delighted to share an extract of the work of the aspiring writer Liam Kirk. The project of Liam, who was mentored by Kayla Kemhadjian and Michèle Smith, was to write a fictionalised memoir with the working title of Crashing By Design. It is a story […]

‘Call of the Void’, Natalie Campbell’s novel to be published by Jasami

The young Stirling-based author was explaining in June 2021 that, despite having an encouraging family and the chance to study Creative Writing at university, she was never able to fully focus on her writing during her degree as she had to financially support herself while routinely dealing with a chronic illness. Participating in Bridging Literary […]