Sharon’s new chapter after writers award win

Sharon Telfer, from Pocklington, claimed the Word Factory Apprentice Award for her short story.
Sharon Telfer, from Pocklington, claimed the Word Factory Apprentice Award for her short story.

A Pocklington-based author was among the winners of the Northern Writers’ Awards 2018 at a ceremony in Newcastle.

The Word Factory Apprentice Award was presented to Sharon Telfer in recognition of her short story entitled The Earth Sheltering. Sharon received a £1,000 bursary; mentoring from the writer Jenn Ashworth; and a year’s free access to all Word Factory events and masterclasses.

Sharon said: “This award is such a boost to my writing confidence.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with my mentor Jenn Ashworth.”