About Us

Team

At the heart of Stranger Collective beats a pulse of talents, specialisms and experience. We call it our core team…

Helen

"Using hidden corners of the imagination, fairytale landscapes and deliciously vivid storytelling to turn culture, gender and politics on their heads – The Bloody Chamber opened my eyes to the power of stories."
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Rebecca McDonald window display
Stranger in the window

Creative? Want to raise your profile? How about slapping your finest work all over our great big windows?

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Clare

"Complex characters, visceral landscapes and a story that won’t let you go – Heart of Darkness was the first work of fiction that had me asking questions. And that made me want to write."
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Look at me now
Look at me now

It seems avant garde feminism of the 1970s and a certain leader of the free world might have a closer connection than I first thought…

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Nicola

"A troubled mind painted in a careful writer’s brushstrokes, with white space between words so deep and loud and you could fall right in and never climb out again. Notes from an Exhibition captured my imagination, and had me reaching for a pen."
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Flames, filing cabinets and all the feels
Flames, filing cabinets and all the feels

Firelight’s second coming had emotions riding high. Here are four things we took away from the glade…

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Anna

"Dazzlingly clever, daringly inventive and unsettling by turn, this book is printed in two versions with two distinct voices. The range, humanity and the depth of Smith's research offer up an unintentional creative writing manual that's endlessly inspiring."
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What does good training look like?
What does good training look like?

Introducing the Ten Commandments of great training sessions.

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Alfie

"Talking walls, ethereal plains and foul language. Only Forward is the kind of no-nonsense noir that makes the future look both bleak and seriously cool. Technophobic sci-fi of the highest order."
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The collaboration nation
The collaboration nation

Pondering on the future of collaboration – to ditch design by committee and embrace the creative possibilities of crowdsourced production houses.

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Amie

"It was different. Out of the classics and epics, postmodern poetry and ’peel your eyelids back and take it’ modern fiction I studied, this novel-in-parts simply made me tilt my head and ask, why? And I haven’t stopped since."
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Our Kodak moment

When we first got the email from Kodak, we thought it was too good to be true. Thankfully, it wasn’t.

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Lucy

"Tom Robbins’ writing popped open my mind to a bright new universe of images and metaphors. It gave me a glimpse of the world in ways I’d never seen it before. And taught me that ‘real courage is risking one’s clichés."
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Storytelling for change
Storytelling for change

Storytelling on the frontlines of social change: the question is not what you look at, but what you see.

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Wyl

"Nabakov wrote with a lyrical flair of which other writers can only dream. And in Pnin he created a novel that refuses to be pigeonholed, that ignores many of the rules – and that invents a few new ones along the way. Who wouldn't be inspired?"
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A Feed for freelancers
A Feed for freelancers

Freelance writer? Discover helpful hints from a fellow wordsmith.

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Becky

"A compelling tale of love and loss, brotherhood and family, trust and loyalty. Poignant and heartbreakingly sad, The Outsiders introduced my 15-year-old self to the power of storytelling and friendships."
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Internal comms: don’t ask me

As a CEO of a business, there’s a fine line between open and egotistical. So where’s the balance?

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