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Inkerman Writers, aka The Inkers, were originally creative writing students at Darlington Arts Centre, County Durham, England.
Since the centre's closure. they meet at the Friends' Meeting House in Skinnergate, Darlington.
Tracey Iceton took over the courses from John Dean in January 2018.
Inkerman Writer Bud Craig is celebrating after his short story Hats Off to Larry was commended in the Elmbridge Literary Competition. The theme of the competition was music.
In the story, in 1960 Salford teenager Jack finds the girl of his dreams. Over the next three years, Jack changes as does pop music, the Everly Brothers and Del Shannon giving way to the Beatles.
Jack plans a year in France after A levels and sees a whole new world opening up. Girlfriend Cathy, who…Continue
Posted by John Dean on April 1, 2021 at 1:26pm
One of the anthologies produced by Darlington-based Inkerman Writers gives a clue as to how they got their name.
The anthology of short stories, titled Inkerman Street, was based on the demolition of a fictional northern street and the stories of the people who lived in it.
The book, which features a variety of stories ranging from…Continue
Posted by John Dean on February 26, 2021 at 11:33am
An exciting new initiative has been launched featuring online interviews with popular crime fiction authors.
Mug Shots is run by Tall Tales Mysteries, a leading UK murder mystery company based in the Darlington area of County Durham.
The idea for Mug Shots happened when Scottish-based crime writers Jackie Baldwin, Ian Patrick and John…Continue
Posted by John Dean on February 12, 2021 at 3:30pm
Inkerman Writer Mike Watson is celebrating after one of his pieces was named runner-up in a short story competition.
The competition was organised by Durham Wildlife Trust, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Trust organised the writing competition to add to the celebrations and the theme was how Nature has affected, or changed, your life, with a word limit of 500.
Mike, who receives a £25 book token and a coveted Golden Badger Badge, said: “It’s…Continue
Posted by John Dean on February 9, 2021 at 11:59am