Josie Alford is a Member of the Sword Forge Collective 2022 – 2023.
Josie Alford is a Bristol-based poet and event host. Her poetry fuses the techniques of spoken and written poetry. Having completed an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, she is currently working on publishing a poetry collection about the death of her father.
- Shortlisted for Best Literature Reviewer in the Saboteur Awards 2022.
- Has performed at WOMAD 2018, Blah Blah Blah, Poetry+, Raise the Bar, Bristol Harbour Fest, Sprout Spoken, Valley Fest, Rhyme and Reason, Tonic, Milk, SoFar Sounds Cambridge, Worcester Speakeasy, Stirchley Speaks, Hammer and Tongue, Sharp Teeth, That’s What She Said.
- Has been published in Ink, Sweat and Tears, Obsessed with Pipework, Stand Magazine, Flint the MA Creative Writing Anthology, Bibliophilia Magazine, The Result is What You See Today: Poems about Running – The Poetry Business Anthology.
- Created a poetry focused YouTube Channel [ check it out here ] which shares how to guides, book reviews and spoken word news.
- Has hosted many events such as Lyra Festival, Hammer and Tongue Bristol,
- Social Media Marketing Manager of Lyra Festival.
- Social Media Manager of Burning Eye Books.
- Social Media Manager of Jess Green’s Tour of “A Self Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn”.
- Social Media Co-Ordinator of Hammer and Tongue Bristol.
- Longlisted for Best Collaborative Work (for their participation in The CandleLit Sessions) in the Saboteur Awards 2022.
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