Bethany M Welsh
English Literature & Creative Writing Graduate | MA Publishing Student
As an avid reader and lover of all things Literature, the majority of my free time is spent nestled in my reading corner immersing myself in a good book. Reading has always been my perfect form of escapism and is what I gain the most enjoyment out of. With the aim of diversifying my reading as much as possible, I launched my own Bookstagram account (@thebwordx), in order to discover new books and to generate conversations with other book lovers about our favourite reads! As a woman who has always been extremely passionate about feminism, I and a friend launched our very own digital book club called Asking for Lit on Bookstagram too; to learn more about what we do, check out my book club tab!
Graduating from Leeds Beckett University with a 2:1 in English Literature and Creative Writing, I didn’t want my study journey to end there. So now, I am currently completing my MA in Publishing at the University of Derby! I couldn’t think of a more perfect course to do as my dream role of becoming an editor in an established publishing house increases each day.
As well as this, I have contributed several articles to the online platform Cohorted Cult. Writing for this magazine has enabled me to apply my editorial and writing skills that I have developed from my studies, to create content that engages and captivates the female audience. It is a privilege to write for a platform that promotes female empowerment, as Cohorted Cult has created a safe space where women can read a range of articles that are relatable, captivating and educational.
Also, as a member of Flexus Dance Collective Alumni, a nationally recognised organisation funded by the Arts Council, I have returned as a freelance writer, helping design their monthly newsletters and running my own column to discuss topics that I am most passionate about, whilst relating them to the arts; This has ranged from female empowerment, mental health and the LGBTQ community. It has been a privilege to discuss these topics as I have been able to shine a light on some of the demands that the arts industry confronts artists with on a daily basis.