Our Team
Meet some of the key people behind the programme of workshops and events for the Dare to Write?Academy.

Principal Investigator

Dare to Write? was created by Professor Bambo Soyinka of Bath Spa University. Find out more about her and how she created Dare to Write? on the About page.

Creative Producers

Lucy Sweetman

Lucy leads the Dare to Write? Academy programme. Her ethnographic research into the lives of writers has directly informed the themes and approaches explored in Academy workshops and events. She is a senior lecturer at Bath Spa University and teaches across all years on the undergraduate programme.
Lucy Sweetman
Amy Spencer

Amy Spencer

Amy is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction with a background in project management and research, particularly of experimental forms of digital writing. Her work at Paper Nations supports opportunities for writers committed to developing their practice and informs the Dare to Write? Academy.

Research Assistants

Joanna Nissel

A graduate of Bath Spa University’s BA & MA Creative Writing programmes, Joanna has worked in creative writing workshops and literary magazines, and investigated the barriers facing young carers. Her work at Paper Nations feeds heavily into the Dare to Write? Atlas, particularly our outreach and community mapping campaigns.
Joanna Nissel

Greg Bond

Greg has a background in co-produced research and participatory arts. His work at Paper Nations involves supporting engagement activities and project coordination, which underpin the Dare to Write? Academy programme.