Judge for Saltaire Writers Group Flash Fiction competition:-

I was delighted to be asked to judge Saltaire Writers Group autumn creative writing competition in the Flash Fiction category.

Here is what they say about it on their site:-

“The competition is for a piece of flash fiction of up to 500 words (excluding the title) on any theme or subject. A maximum of 3 pieces may be submitted.
The judge is Alyson Faye, a widely published author of flash fiction and children’s and young adult fiction, whose collection of flash fiction entitled Badlands will shortly be published by Chapel House. Her work is published in the Women in Horror Annual, and she is running a creative writing course in Saltaire in September.
There are 2 prizes of tokens for the Salt’s Mill bookshop, and the Salt’s Diner. Prizewinning entries will be published on our blog and may be accepted for publication in the Saltaire Review magazine. There will also be a special runner’s up prize.”

Here’s the blog link below which gives all the rules of entry:-


I am so looking forward to reading the entries.

I have taught the first set of 4 creative writing workshops during September at The Craft House in Saltaire. They were great fun, a lovely group of writers (all ladies in that class), who wrote some entertaining, original, touching and interesting pieces of fiction and poetry.  I am planning with April, the owner of the Craft House to run another set of 4 during November 2017, building on the foundations of the 1st set and extending the scope.

There will be 2 stand alone workshops also; one just around Halloween about writing ghost stories and the other nearer Christmas, for writing a Christmas themed poem or short story. The dates and more info will be up on the Craft House website next week. Please browse the site because there is a huge range of crafty workshops to partake in.


I’ve just been to a meeting of Menston based Writers on the Wharf to discuss their Ilkley Lit Fest Fringe event – details are below. Members of the group will be up the mic reading short pieces with an autumnal themed visual display projected behind them.

The event is titled – Every Leaf Tells a Story.


192. FRINGE: Every Leaf Tells A Story


Members of Writing on the Wharfe will be turning the leaves of their latest creations, in an interactive evening of stories, poetry, visual arts and music. Take part, or sit back and soak up the experience.

Event Details

    • Date: Saturday 14th October
    • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Venue Church House
  • Price FREE
  • Please come along and support us. It will be great to see you there.


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