Cassandra Parkin is a writer based in the East Riding. Her debut short story collection, New World Fairy Tales, won the 2011 Scott Prize for short stories. She’s since published seven novels including The Winter’s Child, Underwater Breathing and The Slaughter Man.
Cassandra is also a member of Hull’s Women of Words collective, a monthly spoken-word event that invites women from Hull and the surrounding area to create and share their work in a safe, supportive environment.
Recent writing and workshop commissions include work for National Writing Day, the BBC’s Contains Strong Language festival and the Big Malarkey festival. She is a Creative Writing tutor for the East Riding Adult Education service, working with students of all ages and experiences, and helping them find their creative voices on projects including poetry collections, short stories, fables, memoirs and novels. She has regularly worked with Spinoff Community Theatre, supporting students and adults with learning disabilities to create and then share their own poems and plays.