My name is Kirsty Stanley,
Writing is something that I feel the need to do.
I write in a number of genres: fiction, poetry and more recently screenplays.
I read anything and everything (even shampoo bottles).
I am a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and I will be combining my two interests by completing a PhD examining the link between creative writing and health and wellbeing.
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy – 2:1
PG Cert in Health and Social Care Education – Merit
BA (Hons) Literature (Open) – First Class
(incorporating a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing (Open))
OU Modules Completed
A103 – An Introduction to the Humanities (2004)
A174 – Start Writing Fiction (2004)
A175 – Start Writing Poetry (2004)
A176 – Start Writing Plays (2007)
A178 – Perspectives on Leonardo da Vinci (2007)
A210 – Approaching Literature (2005-6)
A215 – Creative Writing (2006-7)
AZX300 – Twentieth Century Literature: Texts and Debates (2007-8)
A363 – Advanced Creative Writing (2008-9)
Slingink Magazine – Issue 1
Floating and Footprints – Slingink Shorts anthologies
Slingink All Shorts – Vol 1, 2
The Write to Fight (charity e-book)
Pay attention: a river of stones
The Right Eyed Deer – Vol 5
I administrate the Writing Community Slingink at