Inspirations: A Space for Words, edited by LMA Bauman-Milner, John Gledhill and Oz Hardwick (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2015).
Wordspace began life as a monthly open mic night in Horsforth (Leeds), with a visiting writer and plenty of room to try out poetry, prose, comedy, sketches, magic, music, or anything else participants brought to share. Run by a fluid aggregation of staff and students from Leeds Trinity University, it quickly established itself as one of the most welcoming spoken word nights in the area. Words, however, have a habit of taking on lives of their own and moving into other spaces. You can now, for example, subscribe to the Wordspace Radio channel on YouTube! And there is the book you are holding; the second Wordspace publication with Indigo Dreams Publishing. Inside, you will find a hive of words, voices buzzing with life, bearing both honey and the occasional sting. They have been contributed by Wordspace regulars, visiting writers, Creative Writing BA and MA students, and writers from across Yorkshire who have been drawn to Leeds Trinity University for events such as our annual Writers’ Festival. In this anthology, established writers sit comfortably – or occasionally uncomfortably – alongside those whose voices are just starting to be heard. There’s flash fiction, formal verse, free verse, horror and humour. As with all Wordspace projects, no writer or genre is privileged, but I think you’ll find every piece gathered here well worth reading and rereading. This is a space for words to do their stuff: jump in and join them. – Oz Hardwick.
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