Chalk Circle Writers
A group of Sussex-based writers producing fiction for publication. We meet regularly to discuss progress on individual work and to collaborate on joint projects. Our first anthology of flash fiction, STRATA - Slices through the human landscape, was published in November 2018.
Celia Berggreen taught for many years and has been writing on and off all her life. She lives in Hassocks with her second husband and has eight grandchildren. She is currently seeking an agent for her first novel, set in Sussex and Denmark.
Jayne Block lives near the South Downs with her husband, children, cats and a horse. She loves riding on the Downs and walking through the fields.
Judith Buce worked as a BBC television producer before turning to writing. Her memoir Funny How Things Turn Out is published by Simon & Schuster. She lives in Eastbourne and is an enthusiastic blogger.
Stuart Condie had a successful career in aviation before studying creative writing at Sussex University. Three of his short stories are published, four have won prizes, and he's now concentrating on a novel trilogy, the first of which is due to be published in autumn 2020.
Margiad Eckstein was brought up on the North Wales coast and loves its literature and rugged landscapes. She was part of a women’s comedy trio and recently retired from teaching. She now lives in Ditchling with her family.
Yvonne Hennessy lives in Ditchling with her husband, film-maker Luke Holland; they have two sons. She has worked as a teacher and garden-designer and enjoys writing, pottery and European travels.
Justine Johnstone was born in South Africa and has worked in publishing and academia. She now lives in the village of Poynings although her head is more often in Greece – the setting of her first novel.
Samanthi Munasing was born in Sri Lanka, and now lives with her husband in Alfriston.
Danielle Sensier has Mauritian roots, grew up in Yorkshire, and calls Sussex home. Her poems for children and young people are already published. She is seeking an agent for her first adult novel, longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition 2019.