Jake Campbell is a freelance writer based in Chester, in the North West of England. He specialises in contemporary poetry and fiction, is an accomplished publisher, editor and proofreader, and has experience of working collaboratively with artists from differing disciplines.
Jake was born in South Shields in 1988. He studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Chester, later completing an MA in Creative Writing, for which he received a distinction.
In May 2012, Red Squirrel Press published his debut pamphlet of poetry, Definitions of Distance.
Jake was the curator of TEDxYouth@TyneBridge, which featured talks by young people in the region on the theme of changing times. The event was the first of its kind in the North East, and was programmed as part of the annual Juice Festival, Newcastle-Gateshead's festival for and by young people.
Jake has worked as a poet coach for Radikal Words on a poetry slams project in North Tyneside schools, and has experience of leading creative writing workshops across a variety of age ranges and experiences.
He was one of the founding editors of Butcher's Dog, a new, bi-annual poetry magazine which launched as part of the 2012 Durham Book Festival, and whose third issue launches at the Toffee Factory in Newcastle on the 7th June.
If you have any questions, or would like to ask Jake about potential writing projects, collaboratons, proofreading or tutoring, please do get in touch: jakecampbell88[@]gmail[dot]com