Jawbone is the creative idea of three writers from the South West of England. Peter Roe and Tom Rogers of West Dorset and Sarah Acton of East Devon. All three are experienced writers with experience of managing live spoken word events and workshops.
Jawbone wish to celebrate the diversity of writing and creative talent that exists in individuals everywhere. As organisers of literary events they have seen an incredible diversity of talent at their spoken word events. They say "We have been astounded at some of the brilliant gems that we have been able to share over the years.
We know that getting published is one of the hardest things for writers to be able to do and to this end we want to provide a platform that nurtures new and emerging writers to engage with a wider audience. Our own personal experiences with acceptance into publications or competitions provided us with an impetus to move our craft forward and helped us gain the confidence to share with a wider public."
Jawbone Online is the online publishing platform for the Jawbone Journal which is itself a periodical print publication to be edited and distributed by Wessex Media. It is anticipated the first print publication will be the last quarter of 2018 or the first month of 2019. We will keep you posted. The editors are Tom Rogers, Sarah Acton and Peter Roe.
Peter Roe: is one of the organisers of the Apothecary spoken word event he has been The Deputy Bard of Caer Dur (Dorchester - 2010-11) and has been actively ‘Slamming’ on the South West poetry circuit. He was a finalist in the Apples and Snakes South West Slam in 2018, Long listed for The Yeovil Literary Prize ‘Writing Without Limits’ 2017 and winner of The Western Gazette Best Local Writer award 2017 for his epic poem War of The Words. His debut collection of poetry is coming out in September 2018.
Sarah Acton: is the organiser of Black Ven spoken word events and is the current writer in residence for The Jurassic Coast.
Thomas Rogers is also an organiser and founder member of Apothecary spoken word event. He is a Hammer and Tongue Slam Winner. A prize winning poet and published in <citation needed>