J L Hall is an award-winning writer and creative writing teacher based in Edinburgh. She is a proud champion of creative writing for better wellbeing and its power to change lives.
J L Hall teaches creative writing classes in her local community and online, and is a writing mentor and editor. In addition, she regularly reads at events and speaks on panels, and can be found on the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature Author Directory. She is also a reader for The Highland Book Prize.
After graduating from art school, she lived and worked in London for twenty years as a fashion lecturer, and trainer and mentor in the creative industries. She has been writing since 2011.
Her essays, short stories, life writing, travel writing, and poetry are widely-published in anthologies including 24 Stories, Tempest, A Narrative Map, AM Heath/TLC Reads, Rebel Alliance, Surfing, To Whom It May Concern, A Wild and Precious Life, Prototype: 3, Intrinsic, and Dreich/The Joy of Living, and broadcast on the BBC. They can also be found online at Women Writers, Women’s Books, I Must Be Off!, and Full House Literary Magazine, plus The Mechanic’s Institute Review and Alternative Stories podcasts.
In 2021, J L Hall was longlisted for the Scottish Book Trust Next Chapter Award, and in 2018 she was the winner of the international I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition. She has been the finalist in several other national writing prizes including the Emerging Writer Award (The Bridge Awards) at Moniack Mhor, the Impress New Writers Prize, the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize.
To contact J L Hall regarding teaching, speaking, or mentoring, or if you would like to collaborate on a project with her, please contact her here or through the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature Author Directory.