Jane Claire Bradley
I’m a writer, educator and therapist based in Manchester.
I believe in empowering people of all backgrounds to tell their stories and have their voices heard. That’s why I founded For Books’ Sake, the non-profit championing women and non-binary writers to develop their writing craft, confidence and community. And it’s why I’ve been booked by a long list of organisations – from tiny grassroots charities to the world’s biggest universities – to lead workshops and talks on creativity, storytelling and performance.
My own writing focuses on being young, queer and working-class, and I’ve been published internationally, in print and online, most recently winning a Northern Debut Award for my debut novel-in-progress. I’ve performed my work across the UK, including as part of arts and literature festivals like Edinburgh Fringe, and host a monthly spoken word night called That’s What She Said, renowned for the boldness and bravery of its performers, and its safe, supportive atmosphere.
As a qualified counsellor, I’ve seen first-hand how important a non-judgemental, inclusive and compassionate approach can be in supporting people to feel accepted, valued, and more able to recognise and celebrate their courage and resilience.
That’s the environment I aim to cultivate: in the workshops, events and writing retreats I organise, and in my private practice. It took me a long time to find, develop and trust my voice, and it’s an ongoing work-in-progress. I’d love to share what I’ve learnt along the way to help you do the same.
Interested in commissioning me or collaborating on a project?