Dr Ashley Lister

Programme Leader

Dr Ashley Lister


Ashley is a freelance writer. After completing his degree he has gone on take a PGCE and now lectures in creative writing.

Expert In...

  • Creative Writing
  • Short Fiction
  • Genre Fiction
  • Poetry

Courses I Teach

Qualifications and Accolades

  • PhD for the thesis Five Plots: The Relationship Between Plot and Genre in Short Fiction
  • FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of SET (Society for Education and Training)
  • Member of NAWE (National association of Writers in Education)

Industry Background

Author with more than 50 full length titles to his credit, including How to Write Short Stories and Get Them Published, released by Little Brown in 2019.

Professional Activities

  • Peer reviewer for Writing in Education
  • Regular contributor to several magazines and blogs.

Why B&FC?

I’ve lived in Blackpool for most of my life and I’m proud of the town the people who live here. B&FC allows me to remain close to those people.


"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." ― Maya Angelou