J.T. Weisser is a writer, musician, and literature student at Newcastle University. They write prose on the boundary between literary and ‘genre’, and are currently working on two novels entitled Manifesto and Vacant Spaces, as well as a web serial called Knockoff. Most if not all of their works are themed on moral ambiguity, queerness and exploitation, and their dabbling in transformative/fan-fiction offers an equally effective platform for exploring those themes. Having just been elected secretary of Newcastle University’s Creative Writing Society, they will be responsible for the administrative side of running the society and organizing events and workshops.
As a music critic, they have reviewed releases from a wide variety of artists (including Gary Numan, Leonard Cohen and Meshuggah); currently they write album reviews for student paper The Courier. In addition to this they curate playlists, including for their music show on Newcastle Student Radio, inglorioustunes, which ran from February-May 2017 and showcased an eclectic mix of Rock In Opposition, experimental electronic and nu-jazz.
As a classically trained recorder player and pianist, they have played both concertos and popular music at the Sage Gateshead, as well as various other venues across the UK. Though they’re currently on a hiatus from music, their production and composition can be heard via their Soundcloud, and they are accepting professional enquiries with regards to their musical background.