Becky Cherriman is a writer, creative writing facilitator and performer based in Leeds. Competition successes include being shortlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize, second prize in the Ilkley Literature Festival Open Mic and first prize in The Speakeasy Open for her poem Namesake, an extract of which was published in Issue 61 of Mslexia. She was commissioned poet for both Morley Literature Festival and Grassington Festival in 2013.
Known locally for her writing workshops and for her collaborative work with other artists, Becky is one of the facilitators of the Ilkley Young Writers Group and also works regularly for Artlink West Yorkshire, the West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Hepworth Wakefield.
With the help of Cinnamon Press, Becky is currently compiling her first poetry collection and her poem Wolves is to be published by Bloodaxe in 2015. She has also written two novels. Her first, Yellow Brick Roads, is a coming-of-age novel inspired by her wild experiences of living with her friends in a dingy self-contained flat in Harrogate in the mid 90s. Look out for its release.