Kim Wiltshire

Kim is a scriptwriter and fiction writer. Her short fiction has appeared in Transmission Magazine, Commonword’s Migration Stories, which was part of the Moving Manchester project and most recently her monologue appeared in the Good Ear Review. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Scriptwriting at Edge Hill University.
Kim gained her MA in Creative Writing at MMU and PhD, a creative/critical thesis on masculinity, from Lancaster University.  Her first short play, The Loser, was produced in 2009 by Scenepool at Camden People’s Theatre, and her first full length play Joy With Child, for which she was mentored by Charlotte Keatley through North West Playwrights, was produced in Manchester in 2010 by Organised Chaos. She is currently working on Project XXX, a multi-media theatre exploration of the impact internet porn is having on young people’s lives, having been awarded Grants for the Arts ACE funding to work with fellow theatre maker Paul Hine, as well as co-curating and co-writing two Alligator Club shows, Blackout at The Dukes, Lancaster and Pages From My Songbook at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.

“Commonword have been a vital part of the Manchester literary scene since I wanted to become a writer. During the writing of ‘The Rose Seller’ for Migration Stories, both Pete and Martin were incredibly supportive and encouraging, and it is a piece of work I am very proud of.”
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