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Helena Nelson (Nell Nelson) is the originator and editor of HappenStance Press as well as a poet in her own right. Her first Rialto collection Starlight on Water was a Jerwood/Aldeburgh First Collection winner. Her second was Plot and Counterplot from Shoestring Press. She also writes and publishes light verse - Down With Poetry! (HappenStance, 2016) and Branded (Red Squirrel Press, 2019).
She reviews widely, writes a publisher's blog regularly, and also curates the pamphlet review site Sphinx Review.
Angus; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Midlothian; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; South Lanarkshire; Stirling
Events can deliver
Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events
Audience can work with
Adult learners; Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Adults with additional support needs; People living with dementia; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)
Topics of work
Biography & memoir; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Death, grief & bereavement; Food; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing