Shanta Everington is a creative writer living in Leigh-on-Sea. Her latest publication is young adult dystopian novel, XY (Red Telephone Books). Shanta’s fiction has been shortlisted for The Bridport Prize and the Cinnamon Press Debut Novel Prize, and won the Red Telephone Books YA Novel Competition. With an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Manchester Metropolitan University, she is currently working on a life writing project for a PhD in Creative Writing.
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)