Stephen Regan is a columnist, a poet, and a writer of fiction and drama.
He has written columns for the Hull Daily Mail, the Norwich Evening News, the Kentish Times and the Whitstable Times (where he was also the Editor).
He created (and wrote from 1988 to 2001) the acerbic, nationally transmitted TV review column ‘SAM BRADY: the man they can’t gag’ for ITV ORACLE and later for the ITV Teletext services. He continues to write as Sam Brady as a blogger - and you can read his latest work by clicking the SAM BRADY tab on this website!
Stephen also created and published ‘Partners’ - a daily fiction serial in Today newspaper, 1990-91.
His poetry has been published in: Shooter, Envoi; Best of Manchester Poets Vol 2 anthology; Reach Poetry; Killing the Angel; The Provo Canyon Review; DoveTales, The Quality of Mersey anthology, and other literary journals. His poem ‘Unhappy Valley Sunday’ won the runner-up prize in the Sefton Writing Competition of 2011. His poem ‘Red-bricked’ is part of a permanent art display at Wallgate rail station in his home town of Wigan, Lancashire.
His flash fiction has been published by flashfictionmagazine.com and by other online journals.
Stephen is founder of The Liver Bards poetry group in Liverpool.
His play ‘Tim’ – about the bombing of Warrington in 1993 – was performed as part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts in July 2014.
He is currently writing two novels. 'Bad News for Butterflies' is about workplace alienation, love, and feuding poets. ‘The Wearons’ is a larky British sci-fi tale about extraterrestrials living in Liverpool.
From 2004 to 2017, Stephen worked as Director of Communications for the Church of England Diocese of Chester. He is a media skills trainer and a highly experienced crisis manager.
He is a craft-trained and NCTJ-qualified journalist.
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