I was at Square Chapel in Halifax the other week for a trio of ghost stories read out by a storyteller Matthew Bellwood, in the ‘Streets in the Sky’ venue, up above the indoor market, where the pigeons roost. It was held inside one of the old derelict terraced houses; lit by candles and with some of us drinking wine – it was creepy as heck. A novel idea for street theatre.
At the weekend I attended a crime writing workshop at Keighley Library with Heaton based crime authoress Liz Mistry. Its topic was ‘ Creating a sense of place in your fiction’. It was absolutely excellent, very informative and well constructed with useful handouts. Thanks to Dionne Hood and Liz for running this.
Find out more at her blog:- https://lizmistrycrimewriter.wordpress.com/
My latest 100 drabble is now out on:-
you can find ‘Soul Mate’ under the date 6/18/2017
I also made the long list with my piece of Flash called ‘The Middleman’ in https://brilliantflashfictionmag.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/lost-in-translation-writing-contest-results/#more-2434
which was inspired by the prompt ‘the dubash’ -yes I had to look up what it meant too! But I really enjoyed the research for the piece and this comp has a very high standard of international entries so I was pleased to get a mention.
On Thursday 6 July I will be at the Tivoli cafe in Ben Rhydding reading 3 short pieces at their open mic evening which includes musicians too.
- on August 10th, James Nash will be sharing his classic sonnets and some brand new ones, as well as discussing nine years of Valley Press history with myself.
- on August 17th, Helen Burke will be celebrating the release of her Collected Poems, performing highlights from forty-eight years of writing.
- Check their website for more info.