Sally Tissington is an artist and writer who is just completing a collection of short stories called – Unravel. She has a published novel – ‘Crocodile on the Carousel’ and another one on the way. She won the Jane Austen short story award in 2017 for her short story ‘Tomato Pushing Girl.’ and was runner up for the 2017 Brighton Flash Fiction Prize with ‘Hoof’.
She is fascinated by the idea that creativity can be stimulated by exposure to different media. Her own creative practice involves art and writing and she is always looking for ways to mix the two. More recently these ideas crossed over into her teaching practice at the University of Warwick where, in addition to teaching a wide range of creative writing modules she teaches “Creativity: myth, madness and play,” which combines theories on creativity with practical making sessions for creative writing, print making, working with clay and drawing. She wanted to create a course where people could dive into writing and making, experiment and take risks even if they had not written or made anything before.
Sally has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, in addition to an MA in Fine Art from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.