Author’s writing workshop

West Yorkshire based horror fiction author Janine-Langley Wood is hosting a free writing workshop at Todmorden Library, Rochdale Road, on Saturday, February 14.

The event begins at 2pm and will last for approximately two hours.

A spokesperson for Calderdale Libraries said: “We’re delighted to welcome Janine for a writing workshop, centring on character development and the ‘show, don’t tell’ approach.”

Janine has been writing since childhood, firstly in the form of comic strips, and she also teaches creative writing and English.

Janine’s stories have appeared in journals and anthologies, such as Even the Ants Have Names, Diamond Twig Press, Under the Brdge, a Centre for Northern Studies publication, Braqemard, Hasty, Corvus, Malevolent and Krax magazines (more to come in Krax).

Turning her hand to horror, her short fiction has featured in The Screaming Book of Horror (Noose and Gibbet Press) and the fifth edition of Horror Library (Cutting Block Press, shortlisted for a Bram Stoker Award for ‘Excellence in an Anthology’).

Janine’s Baby-Trap, which featured in Screaming Book of Horror alongside the likes of John Burke (The Sorcerers) Charlie Higson (Young Bond/The Enemy) and Robin Ince, made it onto Ellen Datlow’s longlist for Best Horror of the Year.

Starting out as a literary writer, Janine received a Northern Promise Award (Northern Arts) and mentoring by renowned author, Sara Maitland.