15/10/2014

Chloe L Yeoh receives Bryan Heiser Memorial Bursary

Chloe L Yeoh

Chloe L Yeoh is the inaugural recipient of the Bryan Heiser Memorial Bursary to undertake the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at UEA.  The bursary is worth £1,000 and is dedicated to the memory of MA alumnus Bryan Heiser, who died of polio in 2013, aged 67.  Bryan, who joined the MA in 2009, was the special adviser on disability to the board of Transport for London and gained the right for people with disabilities, including wheelchair users, to ride on London buses. He also pioneered Dial-a-Ride, a free door-to-door scheme for people with disabilities who cannot use public transport.  Chloe (pictured) was born in New South Wales in 1991 and grew up in both Australia and Malaysia.  She majored in English and Creative Writing at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, graduating in 2012, and has published her work in Bricolage and Mare Nostrum among other publications.

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