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.

Bridget Hart


Bridget Hart (they/them) is a writer, publisher and creative producer based in the South West.

Bridget has published two collections of poetry, Better Watch Your Mouth, and the latest Chewing Gum – a queer reimagining of Grease.

Bridget is a freelance editor for performance poets and the editor of Burning Eye Books, the largest indie publisher of spoken word / performance /slam poetry. Bridget has appeared on panels and facilitated workshops on modern publishing and is a regular judge for UniSlam.

Bridget is the co-ordinator of For Books’ Sake’s non-binary writer’s group They//Us.

Jo Flynn


Jo Flynn is a no-nonsense Manc poet, working in comms for the literary arts scene. Currently Partnerships and Communications 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.

Jane Claire Bradley

Jane Claire Bradley

Founder + Former Co-Director

Jane Claire Bradley is a writer, performer, educator and therapist. She is the founder and former director of For Books’ Sake, and delivers creative writing, storytelling and performance workshops across the North West and beyond. Jane is the winner of a Northern Debut Award from New Writing North for her debut novel, The Summer Everything Happened, and has been longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition and the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Fiction.


Paul Forster

Former Co-Director

Paul Forster has been been co-director and events manger for FBS since 2015. Curating and hosting London’s chapter of That’s What We Said, as well organising for larger events at Edinburgh Fringe and the Royal Albert Hall. Paul is now working on other projects including his first full novel and a supporting consultant for the new chapter of For Books’ Sake.

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