Creative Future Literary Awards
As mentioned in the last e-news, we were delighted to be partnering with Creative Future on the first ever writing awards recognising talented and marginalised writers. The brief was flash fiction and poetry submissions on the theme 'The Spark' and the prizes on offer included NWS membership and mentoring, as well as publication in an anthology. The award ceremony took place over afternoon tea in the Small Wonder barn, and was followed by an event on the festival stage.
was, unsurprisingly, a great host, and award-winning author Ros Barber
gave a fantastic reading, but the real stars were the authors who gave readings of their work which were moving, funny and powerful. (For those who weren't able to attend, actor Mark Wilson did justice to their work.)
As part of the judging panel, we know how much talent there was in the competition, so congratulations
to all the prizewinners (pictured above) and thanks to Paul McVeigh for the photography. We love this picture of NWS member Lynne E Blackwood, who was commended for her piece, Follow Your Judgement
Finally, huge congratulations to Creative Future for your vision and dedication to pioneering this award, we look forward to the next one!
Click here for more information on how to buy the winners' anthology, The Spark.