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Karen Ankers
"STILL LIFE" at Conwy Theatre
Working in the Following Genres:
One-Act Plays
Sketches, Skits or Very Short Plays

Karen has been writing for as long as she can remember. It was a way of channelling her imagination. At the age of seventeen she joined the Chester Poets and remembers that seeing her poetry published in several of their anthologies encouraged her to take her writing seriously. She studied for a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy at Birmingham University and an M.A. in English Literature at Southampton University. Marrying soon after leaving university, she was soon kept busy with three sons, but kept writing poetry in her spare time.

Karen did not even think about writing plays until, as a member of a theatre company, she was persuaded to write a short play for them to perform in the Anglesey Drama Festival. That play was Criss Cross. Drawn from a situation in her family life, she felt a need to give a voice to those who would otherwise not be heard. The play's success at the Festival - it came second and Karen won the Best Actress award - encouraged her to write more. Karen always tries to write about subjects which are often not talked about and although her plays can be dark, they are always powerful. The plays have so far been performed in the UK, USA, Australia and Malaysia.

Settled in North Wales now, with her sons grown up (one of them is an actor!) she has more time to write. She continues to write plays and has recently published a collection of poetry, One Word At A Time.

Her first novel, The Crossing Place, was published in January 2018 by Stepping Stones Publishing. It is currently unavailable, as the publisher has gone out of business, but the excellent reviews it was given by readers mean that it will be republished in the near future.
One-Act Plays
Criss CrossOn ReflectionSeeing Red
FrogsRed Wine And Ice CreamStill Life
Sketches, Skits or Very Short Plays
Dance Before DarkGood Enough 
"RED WINE & ICE CREAM" at the Anglesey Drama Festival

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