The Team

Find out more about the team behind For Books' Sake, including: who does what; what we do outside of these roles; and how you can get in touch.
Jane Claire Bradley

Jane Claire Bradley

Founder + Director

Jane Claire Bradley is a writer, performer, educator and therapist. She is the founder and director of For Books’ Sake, delivers creative writing, storytelling and performance workshops across the North West and beyond, and is the Manchester host of That’s What She* Said, our monthly spoken word night championing women and non-binary writers. Jane has been longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition and the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Fiction, and is the most recent winner of the Northern Debut Award by New Writing North.


Paul Forster

Co-Director + Director of Events

Paul Forster thrives on helping people, community cohesion and facilitating joy.  He views co-directing For Books’ Sake and hosting That’s What She* Said London as a real privilege, which helps him to focus his commitment to spearheading diversity through deliberately inclusive live events. Paul is always looking for exciting new projects and opportunities to collaborate, so if you’re interested in working with For Books’ Sake or want to chat about an idea you have, get in touch with Paul.


Bridget Hart

Events Manager (South West)

Bridget Hart writes love-letters to resilience and survivorship, with wry anger and wit that not only empowers but inspires to kick back against the world and dig deep within our own introspective selves. A master of DIY, immediate and intimate performance. In 2017, they released the debut pamphlet Better Watch Your Mouth (Burning Eye Books). Bridget has performed at a variety of events including Cheltenham Literature Festival, Verve Poetry Festival, Manchester Punk Festival, Shambala, Boomtown Fair and Audacious Women Festival. Bridget is the co-editor of Burning Eye Books, the largest indie poetry press in the UK. They produce and co-host DIY queer punk podcast Chips and Beans, and curate and host Bristol’s segment of That’s What She* Said.


Jo Flynn

Communications Manager

Jo Flynn is a no-nonsense Manc poet, working in comms for the literary arts scene. Currently Partnerships and Comms Manager for Manchester City of Literature, she’s also a theatre reviewer for North West End. Jo has developed and teaches a poetry course with Write Like A Grrrl and offers editing and feedback on poetry to individual writers. An award-winning poet herself with an MA in Creative Writing, Jo has featured in the National Poetry Library in London for short form poetry and been invited to read internationally.

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