It’s all write in Havering
BUDDING writers are invited to take part in a short story competition in the borough.
Entries for the Havering Council-run competition, which will become an annual event, must be 2,000 words or less, and the overall winner will receive �100, with a runner-up prize and special awards.
The theme of this year’s pilot competition is Havering and Heritage, and anyone aged between 12 and 60-years-old is welcome to enter.
Winners will also have their tales published as an e-book, available in local libraries.
Cllr Andrew Curtin, cabinet member for towns and communities, with special responsibility for culture, said: “This year we celebrate the anniversaries of writers as diverse as Lev Tolstoi, Anton Chekhov and Joyce Grenfell, so now is residents’ chance to write something serious or a comedy and enrich our culture by sharing it with us all.”
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Those who live or work in the borough can enter.
The closing date for entries is Friday January 21 and winning entries will be read out by a storyteller at the prize giving event in 2011.
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Entry forms are available from Fairkytes Arts Centre, in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, and all Havering libraries.
For further information contact Katie Johnson on: 01708 433 776.