Shanta Everington is a creative writer working across a range of forms, including fiction, poetry and life writing. Her latest releases are young adult dystopian novel, XY  (Red Telephone Books), and poetry chapbook, Drowning in Cherryade (Bedouin Books).

Shanta’s poems and short stories have been placed in various publications and competitions, with a story shortlisted for The Bridport Prize. With an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Manchester Metropolitan University, she is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing with The Open University.

Shanta teaches English and Creative Writing in a range of capacities, from tutoring young people in Alternative Provision, to working as an Associate Lecturer with The Open University, and as a MOOC Facilitator for FutureLearn. Her extensive experience in the charity sector feeds into her interests in socially engaged writing and links between creativity and wellbeing.

Member of: The Society of Authors, National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), London Arts in Health Forum and Lapidus (The Writing for Wellbeing Organisation)