Glenis has lived in Burnley, Lancashire all her life. She began writing when her daughter died in 1999. At first it served to help her with her loss but, in time, she began to enjoy writing for its own sake. After taking several online writing courses with the, sadly now defunct, trAce writing school, she then took Manchester Metropolitan University’s MA Creative Writing (online) course, graduating in July 2006.
In the beginning Glenis wrote short stories but, on the suggestion of a friend, she extended a story into a novel and became hooked on the format. She also dabbles in poetry: having spent years saying, "I don't do poetry", she suddenly asked herself, "Why don't I do poetry?" and carried on from there.
Her novel, 'Brother 'Lijah Built the Ark' won the 2009 Cinnamon Press Novel Award 2009 and will be published in March 2011
General Fiction, Poems About The Human Condition
PUBLICATIONS | PERFORMANCE HISTORY
Brother ’Lijah Built the Ark (novel) – to be published by Cinnamon Press, March 2011
Without (novel) – Matador, October 2010
From B to A (poem) – Envoi, January 2010
The Tree that Grew from a Lie (poem), Clitheroe Writing Group, 2009
From Time to Time (poem) - Slip Through the Silence: Facing Adversity with Verse (Anthology), edited by Jo Harding and Theresa Robson, 2008
The Taking Away (poem) - Coffee House Poetry, Issue 11, January 2007
Woman in the Street (short story) – MUSE V, (Anthology),
Manchester Metropolitan University, June 2006
One Night (short story) – The Dreaming Paintbrush (Anthology)
published by Hampshire County Council, October 2006
WORKSHOP | READINGS EXPERIENCE","REFERENCE/S
Poetry reading at the launch of Slip Through the Silence, poetry anthology, 2008
Short Story reading at Manchester Central Library in 2005.
Available on request
GROUP SIZE PREFERENCE
Talks - any
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AREA/S PREPARED TO TRAVEL
Any request considered.