Cruise Ship Speakers

Creative Writing
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Brad Ashton
TV Comedy & Scriptwriter
Coming from: London,    UK
Brad Ashton’s career as an international comedy scriptwriter spans half a century during which he has written top TV comedy shows for eleven different countries. For eight years Brad ran a Comedy Writing School training two hundred would-be writers. Brad is also the author of four best-selling books on comedy. As an accomplished entertaining after-dinner-speaker Brad regularly gives talks to many organisations and up till now he has been a Guest Enrichment Lecturer on 62 cruises.

Judith Cranswick
Crime Writer, Tutor & Destination Speaker
Coming from: Swindon,  -  UK
Judith has two great passions – writing and travel. She has travelled extensively throughout Europe, China, Indochina and Japan, Asia, India, Africa and Central and South America. Judith is an award-winning novelist and author of the Fiona Mason Mysteries and several stand-alone psychological thrillers. Travel has always been the inspiration for Judith’s novels. Judith is an experienced speaker and in addition to writing her novels, she now works part time teaching Tai Chi and cruise ship lecturing.

Roy Devereux
Genealogist & Photographer
Coming from: Camberley,  Surrey  UK
Roy is a retired civil servant. He has an Honours degree in economics from the University of London and a qualification as a teacher. He has been studying genealogy and researching his own Family History for over ten years and for much of that time he has been lecturing and writing articles for Family History magazines. He is a well-known name in this field. Roy is also an award-winning photographer and illustrates his own articles. This has led to a popular series of on-board lectures which he calls “Photography for Holidaymakers”. Roy has been a Guest Speaker on cruise ships since 2007.

Jean Fullerton
Social History & Creative Writing
MSc
Coming from: Bedford,  Bedfordshire  UK
Jean was born and raised within the sound of Bow Bell’s in East London where her family have been for almost two hundred years. She has spent most of her working life as a nurse in the East End of London, first as a Sister in charge of a team, and then as a District Nurse tutor. She started writing ten years ago and enjoys all eras of history but is fascinated by the 18th and 19th century and many of her books have been set in this period.

Ann Gawthorpe
Writer & Journalist
How to write your life story.
Coming from: Bristol,  Somerset  UK
Ann is enthusiastic about helping people write their life story. Based on her book ‘How to write your Life Story and get it Published’, she has helped hundreds of people to preserve their memories for future generations through talks, workshops and courses as well as book sales.

Paul Nutley
Art & Cultural Historian
BA, MSc, PhD
Coming from: Wincanton,  Somerset  UK
Dr Nutley is an accomplished cruise lecturer, and brings a wide knowledge of global history to the cruise destination and regions in which he delivers his lectures. His approach is to focus on the specific ports of call and their history; their strategic significance for the wider world; the influences these locations are likely to have had on Britain and the lives of the passengers to whom he presents. Paul offers a range of talks on History and culture; Spies, espionage and intelligence; and Creative writing.

Christine Robinson
Creative Writing
Coming from: Easington Colliery, Peterlee,  Durham  UK
Chrissie is a prize winning poet, spoken word artist and creative writing practitioner based in East Durham, UK. Since graduating from Teesside University with a Masters Degree in Creative Writing she has gone on to inspire and educate people of all ages, encouraging them to write and perform their own words. Writing is her passion and, combining this with her love of travel, in 2015 she took to the seas to run writing workshops on cruise ship. Her workshops are designed to be educational, inspirational, fun, interactive, relevant to the ports of call for each cruise and accessible to writers of all abilities.

Graham Sclater
Creative Writing
Author & Screenwriter - Phoenix Art Centre
Coming from: Exeter,  Devon  UK
Graham studied at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter, where he concentrated on creative writing for the screen and TV. His key interests are teleplays, and screenplays as well as developing and writing original drama series’ for TV including “Pebble on the beach” set on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, “The Other Side of the Tracks” and “Yesterday man” a psychological thriller. He appears regularly on the BBC and other radio stations around the UK and Europe on specialist music programmes. Graham frequently does book readings around the UK and this has now been extended to delivering Creative Writing Courses to guests on cruise ships.

Bryher Scudamore
Journalist & Editorial Director
Autobiography writer
Coming from: London,    UK
Bryher started her career in newspapers and then joined the BBC working her way up to becoming Editor of "That's Life!" one of the BBC's most popular programmes. She came up with the idea of "Autodotbiography" when her beloved mother, Peggy, died. Going through Peggy's papers Bryher realised how much more there was to discover and desperately wished she had found out more during her mother's lifetime. After 12 years of working on the idea, Bryher launched "Autodotbiography" in 2011 which allows people to create their precious stories about their families.