Creative writing and local libraries…

I have been really pleased with discovering how much the local libraries in the Bradford area and further out into Yorkshire are supporting creative writing. There are groups at Keighley and Shipley libraries and the latest Bradford Libraries Newsletter is chock full of info on workshops, writer events and even a poetry competition.See below:-

Poetry Competition on the theme ‘Being Bold’. Poems are welcome from anyone in the Bradford Metropolitan District area that are based on this theme as long as the focus is on the voices/experiences of women and girls. Poems will be displayed in libraries on or around International Women’s Day and will then be available in pamphlet form. For more details or to submit poems contact Deadline 1st March

If you’d like to get on their email list contact them at :-Email | 

I have entered my own ‘bold’ themed poem- as I did for Huddersfield Literature Festival poetry comp (deadline has now passed for that one).

I still write the occasional poem- my latest was a riff on Film noir and its P.I.’s and femme fatales.

I’ve been rewriting a magical/fable piece of Flash intended for

and rewriting a longer story based around the derelict old hospital in Bingley,which is set in the town and there are hauntings and ghosts …..’Hospital Blues’ is the title.

My copy of the Otley writers book, The Pulse of Everything has arrived- and it looks very impressive. A great looking read.

Real life calls this week (as opposed to my fictional one) with trips to IKEA and decorating and other jobs.


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