Romi Jones is a prose writer with several years’ experience of combining creative writing with community involvement to enable individuals and groups to express their dreams and frustrations.
In 2014, Romi was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to travel to USA/Canada to study creative writing with people with dementia, recorded in her travel blog at: www.romijones.wordpress.com
In 2012, she was commissioned by New Writing North to write a series of six flash fiction, inspired by working with older people in an Alzheimer’s Society Day Centre, resulting in Dementia Dilemmas produced with photos from Keith Pattison. http://www.newwritingnorth.com/communities-writers-in-communities-the-dementia-project-page-2134.html
Romi has an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University and a NWN ’Northern Promise Award’. Her short stories have been published by Bloomsbury and Biscuit Books. She lives in a field close to the Northumberland coastline and is currently working on a ‘The Boy in the Beach Hut’.
Geoff Sample is a sound artist and naturalist, living and working in Northumberland. His natural history work includes seven sound guides to wildlife published by HarperCollins, including the best-selling Collins Bird Songs & Calls, and a catalogue of field recording albums through his label Wildsong, as well as commissions from other publishers.
He regularly collaborates with artists and musicians on projects involving sound in the natural world, including Marcus Coates (Dawn Chorus 2007, Natural Soundscapes of Britain 2011, The Sounds of Others 2014) and Hanna Tuulikki (Away with the Birds 2014) and contributes sounds, composition and voice for radio, film and TV.
Bell View is a charity, based in Belford, Northumberland, providing services and support for elderly residents in the north Northumberland area.