Angela Bridge writes short stories, radio and stage plays, monologues, poetry and is interested in exploring the word beyond the page.
She’s been published in Aesthetica’s annual writing collection, shortlisted for the Mslexia Short Story Award, longlisted for the Bridport Short Story Prize and Alfred Bradley Radio Drama Award. She’s a member of Script Yorkshire and has had short plays performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse, York Theatre Royal, and the Basement, York City Screen.
She used to be a psychiatric nurse until work life stopped to make way for children and family life. She has a degree in the History of Art and an MA in Creative Writing. She’d like to do a PhD exploring voice and place through York’s former psychiatric hospitals.
Angela’s interested in the psychology of human behaviour and exploring universal themes, writing about identity, class, voice, memory, loss, place, art, women, society, and domesticity. She writes about the small moments – encounters and interactions and draws her material from life, observations, and research.
She has worked on several public writing projects and obtained funding to create Monologues 950 working closely with Selby Abbey. She’s delivered several creative writing workshops and is interested in exploring and understanding how creative writing can engage people and communities and create social and personal growth.
Currently, Angela’s working on a themed poetry collection – she hopes to challenge herself to take it off the page and perform some of these poems later in the year. She still wants to write the novel that’s been burning away in the background for many years, continue writing short stories, get published, and just… just, write more.
‘Every breath has a story, and every story gives life to a new world.’
Shortlisted for Mslexia Short Story Award
Commission for Selby 950: Hidden Histories Project
Funding for Monologues950 Project