Readings and News
July - New publication: Lure, Calder Valley Poetry.
June - 100 words of solitude - Germ Hunt.
June - Welshpool Festival Poetry Competition - Highly Commended.
May - Highly Commended for the Selected and Neglected @ Hedgehog Press
May - Shortlisted for Strands International Flash fiction competition.
22nd April. Musings in the time of Covid 19, April 6th 2020. Pendemic.
February 21st. Poem published in Words for the Wild - I, Elder, Animal
February 17th. Poem published on The Beach Hut: Gurnard's Head.
January 31st. Poem published in Words for the Wild - By the River Dwyfor
Poetry Birmingham II. Poem published: Unfastening
January 13th 2020. Judge for Leeds Writers' short Story Competition. Competition Results and Feedback session, Leeds Printworks.
December 22nd published on Anthropocene: Summer 1816/2019
December 21st 2019 - Poem Sisterhood of the Seas will be read by actors at two locations for the Solstice celebrations: Maryport, Cumbria; and Holyhead, Anglesey. Anthology published @ Arachne Press.
24th November. The Beach Hut. Poem published: Taking Tea with the Bal Maidens.
November 14th 2019 - Reading @ The Albert, Huddersfield. With Anthony Costello, Mark Connor and Emma Storr. 8pm.
Finalist in the Tillie Olsen Short Story Award with Editor's Special Mention - for my story The Birth Day.
October 29th - Atrium Poetry published The Display
October 22nd 2019 - Reading @ READ bookshop, Holmfirth. With Fay Musslewhite. 7.30- 9pm
September 21st 2019 - Maytree Anthology Launch Reading - Old Men of Laddow Rocks is published in this anthology.
August issue of Blythe Spirit 29.3 have published my haibun Enraptured.
June 16th 2019 - Sunday Tribune article
June 2019 - Hedgehog Poetry Selected or Neglected - shortlisted
January 2019 - Essay 'Island of Solace' shortlisted for the London Magazine Essay competition.
December 21st - publication of The Monarch of Mabon in Reliquiae Supplement
December 21st - reading of 'Noon Son' at Solstice Shorts: Noon, London and Carlisle.
10th November - Reading at Launch of Cleckheaton Festival Anthology. 1pm, Cleckheaton Library.
8th November - Launch of Anne Steward's collection at Holmfirth Library. Support reading.
20th October -
Reading at the Ted Hughes Festival - The Elmet Trust.
1pm - 4pm
13th October -
Reading at The Albert, Huddersfield.
22nd September - 8pm.
26th - 28th September
Course tutor: Dancing with Words: Life Writing Inspired by Movement
Reading at the Word Factory Salon
with C.G. Menon, & Eley Williams, 6pm - 8pm
27th - 30th June - Reading at the 15th Conference for the Short Story in English at Lisbon University
24th June, 2pm - 4pm - Reading with Jo Haslam at the Sunday Sessions, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire.
Judges report of Mother's Milk Competition for Poetry
29th April - Reading at Sunday Sessions, Slaithwaite. - postponed.
12th April - Reading at The Albert, Huddersfield. 8pm.
23rd March - Reading at Market Day Blues Event, York Shambles Market. 5 - 8pm.
17th March 2018. My poem Stealing Sleipnir on Burning House Press.
Publication Day, December 18th, 2017!
A Witness of Waxwings, Cultured Llama Publishing - available here.
14th November 2017: Reading: The Bath Hotel, 66 Victoria St, Sheffield. S3 7QL
Revealing the Odour of Earth is available here
Launch Event hosted by Marsden Write Our Loud, Marsden the Poetry Village, and Friends of Marsden Library.
18 October at 19:00–21:30, Marsden Library
HD7 6BW Huddersfield
I am pleased to be joined by poets Stephanie Bowgett and Mark Hinchcliffe and publisher, Bob Horne. Bob will be giving a short talk about the press during the evening.
Revealing the Odour of Earth, a pamphlet of poems published by Calder Valley Poetry.
Forthcoming November 2017: A Witness of Waxwings, Cultured Llama Publishing.
Anapest Journal: On the subject of building walls
Eunoia Review: The woman who captured a planet
1st Reading at Liberty Tales Northern Launch, Blackwells Books, Newcastle
17th Reading at Launch of Liberty Tales, Arachne Press, West Greenwich Library, London.
3rd Reading: Five Leaves bookshop, Nottingham.
25th Fantasy workshops. Birkby and Batley Libraries. Sci-fi festival Huddersfield.
28th-30th Gentle Writing, Gentle Movement. Claridge House, Surrey.
19th-21st Gentle Writing, Gentle Movement. Woodbrooke, Birmingham.
29th Poetry workshop, Scarborough.
New story in Lakeview International Literary Journal. Page 86-90.
3rd Poetry reading at The Parsonage at Haworth
Poetry Reading - The Albert Poets, Huddersfield.
30th - LAUNCH EVENT of Maysun and the Wingfish, MothersMilkBooks.
8th - Reading at the Beehive Poets, Bradford, West Yorkshire.
4th - Words and Ears Poetry reading, Bradford-on-Avon, Somerset.
7th - The Northern Launch of Poems for a Liminal Age - Sentinel Publications - an anthology of poetry in support of Medecins Sans Frontier. 2pm, Huddersfield Meeting House, Paddock, Huddersfield. Book here.
Cro-Magnon Competition: Primitive Humanity
17th Penzance. Transformative Life Writing Session.
Commended in the Paper Swans Press August competition
29th Launch of Poems for a Liminal Age, Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Rd, SE1 7AA LondonSaturday, 29 August 2015 from 15:00 to 18:00
28th Reading 7.30pm at the Chemic Tavern, Leeds.
6th Holmfirth U3A Life Writing session.
14th - Holmfirth Arts Festival, Up Country, 7.30pm
Come along to any of these Kirklees Library readings and bring a favourite poem you'd like to share too.
25th - Mirfield Library, 1.30pm
17th - Lindley Library, 6pm
15th - Almondbury Library, 3pm
11th - Dewsbury Library, 6pm - cancelled
10th - Marsden Library, 7.30pm
10th - Huddersfield Library, 12.30pm
6th - Transformative Life Writing, Hed Wen, Abergavenny, Wales.
15th - Launch of 'Beyonds Wings', Coffee Kabin, Huddersfield, 6.15 - 8pm.
10th - Cleckheaton Literature Festival, Transformative Life Writing workshop. 10am - 12pm.
The London Magazine competition. So thrilled to be on the winner's list!
Here's a link to the story: http://www.thelondonmagazine.org/into-the-blue-by-alison-lock-3rd-place-in-tlm-short-story-competition/
10th - 12th - Transformative Life Writing, Swarthmoor Hall (with Ann Bettys) - Gentle writing, gentle movement.
23rd - 27th - Glenthorne Centre, Lake District - Transformative Life Writing Course
12th Reading at the Square Chapel, Halifax
Haibun 'Vienna' featured on Haibun Today.
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