It's also the deadline to apply for the mentoring programme
and get me helping you to develop your novel or short stories
for 6 months. There's a £10 application fee but if you're not
selected, as sadly I can only mentor 2 people at a time, then
you get free entry to the next themed flash competition to
say thanks for applying. You can apply here.
PS. Get in touch if you have new
book coming out or project coming up that you'd like to
feature in a guest blog.
Looking for some events for Summer, Huddersfield Literature Festival, Mirfield Arts Festival, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park have you covered:
everyone - Families, Trekkies, Poets & Book-lovers
Want to do
something different this summer? Check out these events...
Sculpture Park Harron Mirza in Conversation
Yorkshire Playhouse Ode to
Leeds By Zodwa Nyoni
10 June - 1 July
Ode to Leeds is a
powerful new play by Zodwa Nyoni, inspired by the city’s renowned spoken
word poetry group, Leeds Young Authors
Fuelled by love, pride and passion, five young poets
from Leeds are selected to compete at the world’s most
prestigious international poetry slam competition in New York City. As
the competition draws closer, the poets are forced to discover not just
their voices, but what they must find the courage to say.
theme is ‘Mirfield
takes Flight’ and will include anything that flies -
Birds, space ships, super heroes, butterflies, moths, flights of
imagination & weekend of Star Trek events.
The highlight of the Festival will be the Callaloo Arts Carnival
Parade leaving the library at 2pm and arrive at St
Pauls at 3pm – not to be missed!
The Festival will also be celebrating Star Trek & Sir Patrick Stewart
O.B.E. as our ‘Home Town Boy’ with 3 days of Star Trek events.
Friday 14 July:
showing of ‘The First Contact’ film Saturday
15 July: Star Trek Family Day with activities
and meet Trekyards – international Star Trek You Tube hosts
16 July: Festival events in the garden, and Talks
for Trekkies – discussions about Star Ship design