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Toni Chappell – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Toni is a PhD student in Creative Writing having completed her MA with distinction. Her thesis will explore the integration of found poetry in historical fiction. Toni writes short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and the occasional essay. She recently completed her first novel.

Toni is a former journalist and author of the record-keeping health journals HealthTracks for Children (published by Andrews McMeel), HealthTracks for Women, and HealthTracks for Seniors. She is also a certified yoga instructor interested in developing yoga practices for writers.

Academic qualifications

  • MA with Distinction, Creative Writing - Bath Spa University
  • BA Mass Communications - Colorado Mesa University

Thesis title

Resurrecting Mary Lincoln: historical fiction and found poetics

Research supervisors

  • Celia Brayfield
  • Carrie Etter

Research interests

  • Creative Writing
  • Historical Narrative
  • Poetics
  • Found Poetry

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