Writing Competition

The Writing Competition has become an established part of the Literary Festival and this year prose, poetry and drama submissions were invited from adults and school children in Junior (age 11-14), Senior (age 15-18) and Adult categories. There was an excellent response and the winners' pieces are linked below. Fern Brittain (the well-known TV personality) presented the winners' prizes and their photos are also to be found below.


Drama Age 11-14

Hide and Seek

Rhea Vij

Prose Age 11-14

Back to my Home

Sophie O'Connor

Prose Age 15-18

The Countryside

Jessica Drummond

Prose Adult

A Summer Day

Richard Nye

Poetry Age 11-14


Georgina Malpass

Poetry Adult

Pleasant Thoughts on
Entering the Countryside

Ted Giles

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