Glynis Charlton

Glynis Charlton

Glynis is a poet and fiction writer, whose work has been published in a number of anthologies. Her poetry was Highly Commended for the Bridport Prize 2016 and she has recently completed a first novel. Glynis has also scripted a film short, screened at Leeds Film Festival. She works freelance and has been running inspirational creative writing workshops for many years, in both Yorkshire and Italy. "A terrific portrayal of family life" - Jimmy McGovern 'Your poem was just astonishing" - Jackie Kay "An exciting and innovative writer whose characters not only breathe, they get right on up and seem to walk off the page" - Rebecca Dye, Programme Leader for Creative Writing, University of Leeds


Glynis Charlton in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?


What do you love about Short Stories?

They're like the literary version of a delicious snack

Do you write in other forms?

Novels, poems, scripts, and random pieces that I'm still trying to categorise

What distracts you from writing?

Reading and travelling

Outside of writing, what are your other passions?


What is your favourite book?

Acts of Revision, a disturbing novel by Martin Bedford. It's stayed with me for years - I learned such a lot from it.

Who are your favourite writers?

Hilary Mantel, Ian McEwan and Colm Toibin

Where is your dream location?

Isola Maggiore, Umbria

What one item would you put into Room 101?

Bad service

Do you have any advice for new writers?

Keep the pen moving and ignore your inner critic ... You can't bake a great cake without ingredients.

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