About Us

The Bardstown Writers is the brainchild of founder Jennie Dobson who worked for many years in the literary world. She is currently working on an historical novel, as well as having work published in magazines. Visit her blog here: http://dobdotcom.wordpress.com

Chair, Jann Tracy writes short stories and non-fiction. She is currently working on the second in her Stratford Small Histories series, following the recent publication of Marie Corelli: Shakespeare's Champion, earlier this year.

Ann Alexander was an advertising copywriter in London for many years. Now she writes poetry, and four collections of her poetry have been published. The first two were from Peterloo Poets, and the next two from Ward Wood. Her latest collection, Old Things, was published in 2016.

Tim Binder has written articles for various publications, and recently co-authored a book, Walk with the Wise, a series of reflections on quotations from poetry and prose. He's currently focusing on writing poetry and entering as many poetry competitions as he can.

Graham Roberts worked for 35 years in the travel industry mainly working with government departments, and sports and music event organisers. Following redundancy in 2010 he is now working for a major supermarket. Graham is planning several novels based on his travels as well as writing features about cultural events for magazine and newspaper publication.

Bren Littlewood (aka JJ Franklin) is a crime writer and author of Urge To Kill, a crime thriller based in Stratford upon Avon. Her second novel, Echoes of Justice, also featuring DI Matt Turrell, has been awarded a B.R.A.G Medallion. Bren had book signings at Waterstones in Stratford for both her novels. Find out more about Bren and her journey at: http://www.bmlittlewood.com


Katharine McMaster has been a member of the Bardstown Writers for five years. She writes short stories, poetry and romantic fiction.

Nick Sproxton is a writer and painter and spends time equally between both creative arts. He has written a number of short stories, two of which have been published in the Bardstown anthologies, Shards from the Bards and Chilled to the Bone. Nick has just completed a novel called The Girl and the Mutant aimed at the young adult market and is on the point of publishing it. He also has a sequel in mind which is at the plotting stage.

Ellie Stevenson has written three novels, The Floozy in the Park, Shadows of the Lost Child and Ship of Haunts: the other Titanic story, all partly historical with a dash of the supernatural and some ghosts. Shadows is partly set in Edwardian York, and the Floozy in an Edwardian department story. Think Mr Selfridge with a dark side. She has also written Watching Charlotte Brontë Die, a collection of surreal and short stories. Yet again, the stories feature death, destruction, ghosts and mystery (with a touch of humour). Her writing is fuelled by inspiration, determination and plenty of coffee. Find her on Twitter @Stevensonauthor or via her blog, The Haunted Historian.


We have around 15 more members writing for publication, either in print or online (ebook).

At each meeting, as well as having a chosen topic, members and visitors have the opportunity to read out their work (whether it be poetry, short stories, or part of a larger work in progress), to gain invaluable feedback.  

No matter how much or how little you have written, you are very welcome to come and join us.





Thinking about joining? Contact us on: bardstownwriters@gmail.com
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