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Alison Lock - Poet, Writer

Readings and News

Food, Migration, and Diversity: The Many Flavors of the Short Story Paperback – 

Dr. Maurice A. Lee (Author), Aaron Penn (Editor) - includes my short story The Birth.

April 25th 6.45pm. Radio 3 Between the Ears: Lure. 

Music by Will Gregory (Goldfrapp, The Moog Ensemble), with violin by Alex Balanescu (Michael Nyman Band, Balanescu Quartet), and vocals by Hazel Mills (Goldfrapp, Florence and the Machine, The Paper Cinema).

Sound design by Iain Hunter.

A Pier Production, produced and directed by Kate McAll.

April 2nd. 7-9pm. Reading at Spelt launch event, and publication of 'When Rain Heals.'

March 16th. 6.30pm. Reading at Tears in the Fence launch event and publication of poem.

Macro Magazine:Truth - poem


February 1st. publication of 'At the foundling Museum', Feral.

February 1st. 2021. Alba - poem, Bringing your troubles.

December 30th - Two poems 'West Nab to Marsden', and, 'Clematis Vitalba/Old Man's Beard' at The Wild Word, with recordings. 

December - Poem 'Thrift' published in One Hand Clapping.

December - PUSHCART NOMINATION for 100 Words of Solitude

November - poem Urban Fox published in Tiny Seed Journal

November - 'Wo;f Woman' poem published in Ethel Zine

October - poem 'Reservoir Fish' published in issue 88 Pennine Platform

Story 'Volte-face' published in Momaya Press anthology 2020.

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

Woodbrooke, Birmingham

22nd September

Reading at the Word Factory Salon

with C.G. Menon, & Eley Williams, 6pm - 8pm


203-206 Piccadilly



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

December 2016

1st Reading at Liberty Tales Northern Launch, Blackwells Books, Newcastle

November 2016

17th Reading at Launch of Liberty Tales, Arachne Press, West Greenwich Library, London.

October 2016

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.

September 2016

19th-21st    Gentle Writing, Gentle Movement. Woodbrooke, Birmingham.

29th     Poetry workshop, Scarborough.

August 2016

New story in Lakeview International Literary Journal. Page 86-90.

July 2016

3rd Poetry reading at The Parsonage at Haworth

June 2016

Poetry Reading - The Albert Poets, Huddersfield.

April 2016

30th - LAUNCH EVENT of Maysun and the Wingfish, MothersMilkBooks.

Cleckheaton Literature Festival.

February 2016

8th - Reading at the Beehive Poets, Bradford, West Yorkshire.

January 2016

4th - Words and Ears Poetry reading, Bradford-on-Avon, Somerset.

November 2015

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

- Volte Face

September 2015

17th Penzance. Transformative Life Writing Session.

August 2015

Commended in the Paper Swans Press August competition

- Dancing Free

29th Launch of Poems for a Liminal Age, Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Rd, SE1 7AA London

Saturday, 29 August 2015 from 15:00 to 18:00

28th Reading 7.30pm at the Chemic Tavern, Leeds.

July 2015

6th Holmfirth U3A Life Writing session.

June 2015

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.

May 2015

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!

April 2015

10th - 12th - Transformative Life Writing, Swarthmoor Hall (with Ann Bettys) - Gentle writing, gentle movement. 

March 2015

23rd - 27th - Glenthorne Centre, Lake District - Transformative Life Writing Course

12th Reading at the Square Chapel, Halifax


Haibun 'Vienna' featured on Haibun Today.


28th - 'Two herons and a hare' - Huddersfield Hat Fringe Event.

26th - Poetry by Heart - reading at Leeds Heart Cafe.

15th - Life Writing, Hed Wen, Abergavenny, Wales.

10th and 24th - Transformative Life Writing sessions, Huddersfield.

Poetry featured in the quarterly magazine, Sarasvati - issue 35.


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