Ilkley Young Writers

  • Words Hanging off Trees

    If it was possible to encapsulate ten years’ work, to show how two groups of young writers and their writing developed over a decade, then this anthology, released by Ilkley Literature Festival to celebrate young writers in Ilkley and Bradford, would be that encapsulation. It has been one of the finest privileges of my working…

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  • Opportunity for young writers to participate in online writing session/s with me and the Ilkley Literature Festival next week

    Workshop 1) Let’s rip up the rulebook and start again by creating fantastical and realistic future settings for our future selves and by using creativity to discover how we can all be forces for change. Workshop 2) Make artworks come to life and write pieces that move the reader.

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  • Changing Diaries

    If you switch off when writers start talking about how they fill their diaries then do click off the screen now. If you’re still here – hello and happy New Year! I’m going to start by returning to 2016. With regards to writing, that year was an exciting one for me. There was the release…

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