Elizabeth Poynter

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I now live and work back in West Yorkshire, county of my birth, but having studied Chinese at university, I lived in China in the 1980s, and since then have lived in Germany and Japan (7 years in Hiroshima). I think this has had an impact on my writing; within the SF genre, I'm more interested in different cultures than technology, and I love developing alien languages and then dropping odd words into the text.
Lately I've been concentrating on writing for the theatre; I've been involved with local dramatics since I was a child, and I've now written several plays, both full-length for main stage and one-act for studio production, which are available through my website. (Unfortunately I can't add this genre to my profile as it isn't in the d
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Not Raining in Lancashire

Like most people, during this pandemic I've found myself thinking about the meaning of life, and more particularly death, a lot more often than I usually do. Covid 19 is still too close and raw to write about, except tangentially, but the play I've written uses what I've learned from it (and still am learning) to address some more timeless issues. Through the lens of the Black Death in the fourtee Read more of this blog post »
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