Richard Smyth

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NoShoSto presents: First Page Competition (part of Leeds Lit Fest)

First Page Competition, Wednesday 4th March, 6.00 “Grab ‘em with your first sentence!” If your short story or novel demands to be heard, our First Page Competition could be the place for you. Your first page is crucial if you want to grab the attention of a time-strapped editor or agent. Whether you write horror, sci-fi, or literary fiction, make your opening snag our judges’ attention, and you could be […]

First Page Competition: Part of Leeds Lit Fest, Wed March 4th, 6.00

“Grab ‘em with your first sentence!” If your short story or novel demands to be heard, our First Page Competition could be the place for you. Your first page is crucial if you want to grab the attention of a time-strapped editor or agent. Whether you write horror, sci-fi, or literary fiction, make your opening snag our judges’ attention, and you could be our first ever First Page winner. Entrants […]

Park Life: Richard Smyth on being writer in residence at Middleton Park

It’s a complicated place, this. I like complicated places – and the fortunate thing is, it turns out that all places are complicated, if you look at them closely enough. Looking closely was what I was here to do: to look closely, and to share what I saw. More than once I had to explain that I wasn’t literally the ‘writer in residence’ here in the park. I mean, you […]

FREE Guided Walk & Creative Writing Workshop, Middleton Park, 19th Oct

  Saturday 19th October, Middleton Park, Leeds This Autumn, join Middleton Park Writer in Residence Richard Smyth as he explores the heritage and history of one of Leeds’ most-loved local parks. Richard, who is an award-winning writer and journalist and a Yorkshire local, will lead a guided walk at 1.00 (please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear) and a creative writing workshop in the visitors’ centre cafe at 2.00. Both […]

Northern Short Story Festival Autumn programme: announcing FRIGHTFEST + more!

The Northern Short Story Festival is proud to announce its Autumn programme. With guided walks, workshops, Hallowe’en themed fancy dress, political writing and FRIGHTFEST minifestival to scare you silly, there’s plenty going on this October at the Northern Short Story Festival.             Saturday October 19th: Guided walk & Creative Writing workshop, Middleton Park with Richard Smyth (FREE) We are over the moon to be announcing […]