GritIt’s Yorkshire Day so a good day to celebrate Grit, a new compilation of short stories by Yorkshire writers.

Michael Yates, who put this anthology together, drew mainly from writers workshops in Wakefield and Pontefract.

The invitation was to write a short story of no more than 5,000 words and there was no theme.

In all, 14 writers – including me – contributed.

Our stories are not all set in Yorkshire but writer and broadcaster Ian Clayton, who wrote the foreword, hopes readers will find a pattern.

‘It’s a bit like making your way down a path made from crazy paving, each piece with its own tale to tell, but also fitting where perhaps it’s not supposed to, to tell a bigger story.’

Grit will be launched during Wakefield Literary Festival on Saturday, September 23, when contributors will be reading from their stories in Wakefield Central Library on Burton Street 11am-1pm.

Admission is free and there will be a ten per cent discount off the £10 cover price for anyone attending.

Hope to see you there.

By Sue Featherstone.