Gordon Aindow is based in Preston, Lancashire. He writes short stories and poems with an emphasis on life, landscape and love, capturing the fascination and poignancy we can find in situations all around us, if we look a little harder. He belongs to two local writing groups, ScRibble and Damson Poets, which help to keep up the momentum. Some of his short stories have appeared in the Lancashire Post newspaper.
Gordon has been involved with events at the Harris Museum in Preston where poets created and performed a response to artworks and photographs, and with Lancashire Archive Office in creative writing projects to commemorate local and international events, such as World War One and Victorian Literary Lancashire. He has performed at several spoken word events, including What's Your Story, Chorley?
For his short stories he came second at Preston Literary Festival short story slam and was shortlisted at Chorley (both 2017); he was also shortlisted at Bedford International Literary Festival (2018).
Since 2015 he has been highly commended in three international poetry competitions (Wirral, Yeovil, and Wells), and was shortlisted and published as part of Momaya Poetry Competition, USA, 2018.