Ray Hopkins is a playwright, short-story writer, novelist, poet, songwriter and editor. He was born, lives and works in Sunderland.
Ray’s first full length play, ‘Bait Time,’ was selected by Sunderland Creative Writing CIC as part of the Drafted project. The play was rehearsed over one week in October 2021, with a performance of the first act taking place at Arts Centre Washington.
He is currently editing his first novel ‘The Kalinouski Tree‘ due for completion in 2022.
In 2019 he was awarded a place on a course at The Live Theatre, Newcastle, for emerging local playwrights.
‘Hero With A Small Case’ was his first play to be professionally staged as part of the Museum Pieces event at Sunderland Winter Gardens and Museum.
In 2018 his short story, ‘I Want To Get Off’, was published as part of the Found Object Project.
In 2017 he was awarded a place on the Writers Block NE mentoring scheme.
In 2016 ‘Rockpool Reflections’ was published in the anthology, ‘Wear’d Tales’.
Find Ray at: https://mobile.twitter.com/rhayopkins