Inspired by budding young writers

Today I had the great privilege of going into Ilkley Grammar School to meet and speak to their newly formed creative writing group.


I was so encouraged to see twenty plus students and a number of teachers coming together to encourage each other to write. And to meet a modest but obviously gifted young author who had just won a national competition.

It’s great to see schools being so proactive in exploring creativity and nurturing talent.

Inspiring stuff. I hope to visit again soon.

Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to reading some of their writing as a number of the younger members are hoping to enter The Grove Bookshop, Ilkley’s children’s story writing competition later this month.

Looking forward to 13 July

On Saturday 13 July Liz will be at The Grove Bookshop, Ilkley to sign copies of The Finding of Freddie Perkins and launch their children’s writing competition. More details coming soon, but put 10:30am in your diary now if you’re local…


Finding Freddie in Ilkley

Freddie did indeed come to my house early, but that didn’t stop me going into Ilkley town centre to find him today – on his official launch day. Thank you to The Grove Bookshop, Ilkley for welcoming me so warmly, and for all their support for The Finding of Freddie Perkins. I left behind a few signed copies for the next few people who go looking for Freddie…