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Shoreham WordFest: Short Story Prize Event

Tuesday 23rd April 2013 - Starts 5pm


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Shoreham WordFest is holding a readings and prize giving night for their first Short Story Competition to celebrate World Book Night.

The competition, sponsored by Adur District Council has had over 100 entries.

All those who have entered a short story will receive free tickets to guarantee entry to Ropetackle, and everyone who loves books and short stories is also welcome to come along.

There will be readings, book stalls from Book Nook, Hove, and Myriad Editions. We have some World Book Night free books, and refreshments will be available from the Ropetackle bar and Thunkshop cafe.

Adur District Council Chairman, Councillor Peter Metcalfe, will give the prizes after readings from the shortlisted entries. There will be a panel of judges who are published authors and creative writing tutors:

Junior Age Session (7-11years): 5-6pm

The judges are: Frances Maloney, Children’s Librarian for West Sussex County Council and Julia Widdows, author of adult novel, “Living In Perhaps“, and her new children’s book, writing as Julia Lee, “The Mysterious Misadventures Of Clemency Wrigglesworth“.

Secondary Age & Young People’s Session: 6.30-7pm

The judges are Tilly Baker, Head of English at Shoreham Academy, and novelist and creative writing tutor, Richard Bingham, aka Mark Peterson, author of the Brighton based crime novel, “In The Flesh” and new novel: “A Place Of Blood & Bone”.

Adult Session: 8pm

The judges are Janet Pressley, Adult Education and Creative Writing tutor, Sue Walker, Shoreham based author of Penguin published crime novels, such as “The Reunion“, “The Reckoning” and “The Dead Pool“, Sue Eckstein, author of “The Cloths Of Heaven” and “Interpretaters” and Robert Dickinson, poet, playwright, and author of “The Noise Of Strangers” and “The Schism“.

The shortlisted entrants will all receive a book token, with an extra prize for the overall winner in each section. The winning entries will also be published in the Shoreham Herald, and on the Adur District and Shoreham WordFest websites.

There are some wonderful stories, and the judges have quite a task on their hands just to shortlist. We are delighted by both the number and quality of the short stories submitted.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday April 23rd, World Book Night. Contact: shorehamwordfest@yahoo.co.uk or go to www.shorehamwordfest.com for more information.