Meet the team working to promote great writers and bring you closer to their stories and inspiration.
Director and Founder
Journalist, poet and editor, Cathy Galvin established Word Factory to bring the best short story writers together for readings, masterclasses and to share new work. She is committed to building a supportive community of writers from every walk of life. For information on our artistic programme, planning and creative projects contact: Cathy@thewordfactory.tv
Sophie is a journalist, editor and winner of the 2018 Impress Prize for New Writers, for her novel about the women who inspired the artist Egon Schiele. The same novel was also shortlisted for Adventures in Fiction Spotlight First Novel and New Voices competition; Retreat West First Chapter; and the 2018 PENfro Book Festival’s First Chapter Competition. She can be contacted with questions about the short story club (which she co-hosts with Zoe Gilbert), Word Factory membership, masterclasses and salons by email: Sophie@thewordfactory.tv or Twitter: @SophieHaydock