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Tia Wells

Tia Wells
One of the first graduates of the new Creative Writing course at AUB, Tia's mantra has always been 'just write.' As such, she finds inspiration from people, palettes, and places around her. This includes Bournemouth, the town in which she was born. Though she has called Bournemouth home for over 20 years, Tia still treats it as unexplored territory filled with stories begging to be discovered. Her interests range from music to food - both of which she enjoys consuming without having any idea how to make.

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