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Ever dreamed of writing your own book? Do you secretly dream of being an author like Julia Donaldson or JK Rowling? Would you like to wrote a short story, just to get started? Well, if so, we have marvellous news for you. The Kiosk at the Park is delighted to announce that we will be running a storywriting competition over the summer holidays! We’re teaming up with local authors and book enthusiasts to get the children (and grown ups!) of Bedford writing stories. There are no set themes or rules about what you have to write about – it just needs to be 500 words or under. There will be EXCELLENT prizes for the winning story plus two runners up in each category. Winners will be decided by a panel of expert judges.
There are four age categories:
Up to 9 years (If your 9th birthday is after the 26th August 2013, that’s the one for you.)
9-13 years (for those with 13th birthdays after the 26th August)
13-18 years (for those with 18th birthdays after the 26th August)
18 years plus (you know who you are.)
Just one entry per person please, and you’ll need to hand your stories in to the Kiosk before 6pm on the 26th August. We’ll have some forms for you to fill in your contact details.
If you’d like some help getting started, there will be a drop-in storywriting workshop (with a bit of storytime for the younger ones) on Thursday 25th July at the Kiosk from 10-12. Keep checking the blog and our facebook page for more details – and make sure you tell all of your friends!