The Word Factory Apprentices

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April

Meet The 2016 Word Factory Apprentices Emily Devane, Divya Ghelani and Claire Adam, all of whom will be with us over the festival weekend.

This year The Word Factory’s theme is “Citizenship – The New Story” which explores the boundaries of culture, politics, identity in the literary imagination. What is the writer’s responsibility to liberty and justice? How do writers help shape culture and understanding? (For further details please visit

Emily, Divya and Claire will be blogging and tweeting throughout Writers of the World Unite as well as launching a special Word Factory Flash Fiction competition.

Join them at The Word Factory desk to find out more!

Emily Devane

Emily Devane lives and writes in Yorkshire. Her stories can be found in The Nottingham Review, The Lonely Crowd and the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology. She recently won the Bath Flash Award with her piece 'The Hand That Wields The Priest'.

Divya Ghelani

Divya Ghelani holds an MA in Creative Writing from UEA and an MPhil in Literary Studies from the
University of Hong Kong. She writes short stories, scripts, and is working on the completion of her debut novel which has been longlisted and shortlisted for four literary awards.

Claire Adam

Claire Adam grew up in Trinidad & Tobago and lived in the US, Italy and Ireland before settling in London. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Faber & Faber (UK & Commonwealth), Hogarth Press
(US & Canada) and Lattès (France).