About Beda Higgins

Beda Higgins writes poetry and prose. She has various publications in prose and poetry anthologies and collections including Wiggy first prize winner of the Mslexia short story competition 2009. Her first collection of short stories was published in 2011 and was chosen as a Read Regional Recommendation. She is the recipient of two Northern Writer Awards and two Queen's Nursing Institute Awards.

Photograph of Beda She was born in Ramsbottom Lancashire. The sixth girl in an Anglo Irish family and she has a twin brother. She is married to Bernard and they have lived in Newcastle upon Tyne for over twenty years, they have three children, Rachel, Joe and Tom.

Beda (Bernadette) trained as a General Nurse at MRI and did her post graduate psychiatric training at Withington hospital south Manchester. She then worked in Edinburgh and Nottingham before returning to the North East. See Nursing qualifications. She has worked as a Practice Nurse for sixteen years and in 2005 was Practice Nurse Finalist of the year.

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