Christina Thatcher grew up in America but has made a happy home in Wales with her husband, Rich, and cat, Miso. She is a PhD student and postgraduate tutor at Cardiff University where she studies how creative writing can impact the lives of people bereaved by addiction. Christina keeps busy off campus too by delivering creative writing workshops across south Wales, running projects for organisations including Making Minds and the Welsh Writers’ Trust and coordinating literature events for the Made in Roath Festival.
As an American qualified teacher, Christina has experience leading creative writing workshops at the primary, secondary, and University level in both the USA and UK. She also has significant experience running poetry and fiction workshops for youth centres, art galleries, non-profit organizations, and other community venues.
Shortlisted for the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition in 2015 and a winner in the Terry Hetherington Award for Young Writers in 2016, Christina Thatcher’s poetry and short stories have featured in a number of publications including The London Magazine, Planet Magazine, Acumen and The Interpreter’s House. Her first collection, More than you were, will be published in May 2017 with Parthian Books.
To learn more about Christina's work and get a full list of her publications please visit her website: https://christinathatcher.com.
You can also follow her on Twitter: @writetoempower.
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