The Goldsmiths Shorts pamphlet series brings together poetry, fiction and non-fiction by alumni from across the creative writing programmes and modules, taught within the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Students who attained final marks in the top classification awarded at their respective level of study were invited to submit writing suitable for the pamphlet form. They were asked to consider the pamphlet as an introduction to their work so far, as a unit that requires brevity, but also allows room for them to declare themselves. They were also invited to consider the pamphlet’s history as an artefact of experimentation or provocation. The work could be poetry, prose, non-fiction, none of the above, or something like all of them. Three final pamphlets were selected by an editorial board comprised of staff, external writers and industry professionals, to appear alongside an established writer associated with Goldsmiths. In this first series of four pamphlets, Abi Andrews, Dizz Tate and Ella Frears appear alongside former Goldsmiths Prize judge, the award-winning, internationally-published writer of fiction and creative non-fiction, Joanna Walsh.
Ella Frears is a poet, visual artist and curator based in south-east London. Originally from St.Ives, Cornwall, Ella graduated from the BA in English with Creative Writing at Goldsmiths University in 2014. She was a Jerwood/Arvon Mentee and has completed residencies for Tate Britain, the National Trust and Royal Holloway University among others. Ella has been published widely in print and online and is currently working towards a first collection.