Tagged: LS13

Remembrance by AJ Kirby

This week AJ Kirby shares with us his inspiration for his new novel, Perfect World and how it came to be written.  I don’t make a habit of reading reviews of my own novels....

What’s “creative” about creative writing?

What’s “creative” about creative writing?

Cristina Archetti wrote the short story ‘Distances’ in the LS13 anthology. Here, she controversially argues that there is nothing creative about creative writing. Many dream about writing but never get round to realising their potential. Others force...

What does it mean to be a writer?

What does it mean to be a writer?

Aissa Gallie, one of LS13′s twenty contributors, shares the influences and inspirations that led her to writing. What does it mean to be a writer? This question I have mulled over for many years...

The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game

LS13 writer, AJ Kirby, considers Leeds’s ever-growing situation in the literary world. London-based Tottenham Hotspur Football Club always used to talk about it being their fate to win a trophy in a year ending in...

My Highlights of The Leeds Big Bookend 2013

My Highlights of The Leeds Big Bookend 2013

Hi Big Bookenders! I’m Steph, and I volunteered for this year’s Big Bookend festival. Having just finished my English Literature degree at Sheffield University, I really wanted to get involved with a Yorkshire-based literary...