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Yab Joe

Joe Hood

About Joe

I was born on the 26th of June 2004 in Nottingham city hospital and went to Mapperley plains primary school. I joined Arnold hill academy and have recently begun to attend their sixth form studying Philosophy and Ethics, Geography and Product design. I am one of the longest standing members of the Nottingham East Midlands writing group having been there right from the start. The writing group gave me opportunities to grow as a person and develop my own writing much further than I ever could have imagined. My main hobbies include writing and playing guitar which has grown to be one of my favourite pastimes within the last year.

For the most part I read as a form of distraction, I’ve recently found it to be a great way to pass the time in current circumstances. There are several writers who have influenced me, such as Steven Fry, I found his combination of witty humour and excellent language to be entertaining in his books Mythos and Heroes. Within poetry two of my greatest inspirations and influences must be Jim Hall and Maresa Mackeith. Both of them played a major role in keeping me going in my early days of writing. They have offered support on numerous occasions (Jim leading the Nottingham Writing group I’ve been a part of for many years). They can both be attributed to my current involvement in writing and how huge a part of my life it has become.

"I'm excited to share my love of writing with more young people"

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