River Wolton grew up in London and lived in Sheffield for twenty years before moving to north Derbyshire.
She recently completed two years as Derbyshire Poet Laureate and works as a writing facilitator, specialising in tailor-made writing projects for people of all ages and backgrounds. She is currently a Writer-in-Residence with Writing East Midlands and has a Hawthornden Fellowship for 2011.
She is a co-author of the Route anthology of stories about mothers and daughters, Some Girls’ Mothers.
The Purpose of Your Visit was highly commended in the 2008 Book & Pamphlet Competiton. Leap was published by Smith|Doorstop in 2010.