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Ioney Smallhorne

Ioney earned an MA in Creative Writing and Education at Goldsmiths University in London. As a performer, she blends the political with the personal. As a dedicated Spoken Word Educator, she works in schools and community groups across the East Midlands.


Ioney was longlisted by the Jerwood Fellowship in 2018 and short listed by Caribbean Small-Axe prize 2017, shortlisted for the Sky Arts/Royal Society of Literature fiction award 2021, and winner of the Writing East Midland/ Serendipity Black Ink short story competition 2021. Ioney’s work was recently published in the Peepal Tree Press poetry anthology, Filigree, and her academic writing was published in the Storymakers Journal in May 2019. Ioney’s writing will also appear in the first ever Black British speculative fiction anthology, Glimpse, which is due to be published in September 2022.