All posts by Robin Lloyd-Jones

Flash fiction – Pets, animals and the natural world – Winner Announcement

During September we asked you to send in your flash fictions on the topic of pets, animals and the natural world. Thank you to all those who took the time to enter. All the Autumn Voices staff held a secret ballot to choose our favourite and the eventual winner was: Roger Knight, who’s 70 and … Continue reading Flash fiction – Pets, animals and the natural world – Winner Announcement

Quick & Quirky Questions with Sheena Blackhall

Sheena Blackhall, aged 74, is a prolific writer in both Doric and English. Sheena is a poet, novelist, short story writer, illustrator, traditional storyteller and singer. In 2019 Sheena was presented with the Janet Paisley Lifetime Achievement Award. Tell us 4 important facts about yourself Currently I am Makar for the North East Doric Board … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Sheena Blackhall

Quick & Quirky Questions with Diana Hendry

 Tell us 4 important facts about yourself: I published a collection of poems, The Watching Stair (Worple Press), in 2018. I thought it would be my last, but I’m beginning to put together another. Currently I’m writing a sequel to a children’s book that did very well 30 years ago! Next week I’m doing a Zoom … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Diana Hendry

Quick & Quirky Questions with Mary Irvine

Mary Irvine, aged 76. Mary is one of Autumn Voices’ most regular contributors. Tell us 4 important facts about yourself: I drifted into a career in education rather than planning to. I became Head of Compensatory Education in Senior High and then moved to teach A-Level English and oversee S.E.N. in a Sixth Form College. … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Mary Irvine

Quick & Quirky Questions with Ingrid Murray

Ingrid’s writing recently has been sporadic. She can write nothing for two years and then write two dozen poems in two months. She has no idea what turns the tap on and off. Her poetry has been published online by Ink Sweat and Tears and Open Mouse, in print in New Writing Scotland and been shortlisted for the Jane Martin Prize (pre age-restriction). In 2015 she collaborated with then Edinburgh Makar, Christine de Luca, on the poem ‘A Month on the Mile’. Ingrid won the 2020 Autumn Voices Poetry Competition with ‘Digitalis Purpurea’.

Quick & Quirky Questions with Finola Scott

Finola Scott’s poetry and short stories have appeared in anthologies and journals including Gutter, New Writing Scotland, The Fenland Reed, Lighthouse, RAUM and The Ofi Press. Her work has won and been placed in UK competitions. She is also a prize-winning performance poet and was the 2020 Federation of Writers (Scotland) Makar, as well as the 2020 Autumn Voices Poetry Competition judge.