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, performer and creative producer based in the South West.

Bridget is the former long term editor of Burning Eye Books, and continues to help performance artists transfer their work to the page as a freelance mentor. They have appeared on panels and hosted live poetry events across many UK festivals including Verve, Leeds, Cheltenham Poetry Festivals, Shambala, Uni Slam and the Poetry Book Fair.

As a performance poet, Bridget has been tearing up DIY punk shows for over a decade, cutting their teeth at feminist punk shows across the country. They have performed at Boomtown, Shambala, Manchester Punk Festival and Edinburgh Fringe. They have published two collections of poetry, Better Watch Your Mouth, and the latest Chewing Gum – a queer reimagining of Grease published by Small Press (Tangent Books).

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

Jo Flynn


Jo Flynn (she/her) is a proud Manc, working in comms for the literary arts scene. Currently Partnerships and Communications Manager for Manchester City of Literature, Jo has also 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.


Crow Rudd

They//Us Facilitator

Crow Rudd is disabled nonbinary queer internationally published punk poet, multiple slam champion, events producer and workshop facilitator based in York. Creator and host of Sad Poets Doorstep Club, founder of the UK Trans & Nonbinary Poets Network and workshop facilitator for They//Us. Crow has been published by Slice of the Moon Books, Paper & Ink Literary Zine and Warning Lines, has featured at Manchester Punk Festival, Loud & Queer Arts Festival and Leeds LGBT+ Lit Fest, and has headlined Punk in Drublic, Switchblade and Incite!. Their debut collection i am a thing of rough edges is available from Whisky & Beards Publishing.


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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