STEPHANIE CONN is a poet, creative writing facilitator, poetry mentor and former primary school teacher and literacy co-ordinator. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at the Seamus Heaney Centre, QUB, and holds a PhD by Practice: Poetry from Ulster University. Her research explores the poetry of chronic illness. Stephanie is the author of Island (Doire Press, 2018), The Woman on the Other Side (Doire Press, 2016), Copeland’s Daughter (Smith/Doorstep, 2016) and most recently, off-kilter (Doire Press, 2022). Her prizes include the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing and the Yeovil Poetry Prize. The Woman on the Other Side was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award for Best First Collection and Copeland’s daughter won the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition. She is the recipient of arts awards, bursaries and residencies, and has read her work locally, nationally and internationally. Stephanie will be one of the 2023 resident artists at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.