Writers invited to remember the First World War

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

 

POEMS and stories inspired by the First World War have been invited for a new competition by the Isle of Wight Council library service.

This year marks the centenary of the start of the Great War and as part of its commemorations, the service has invited Islanders of all ages to write short stories or poems with a connection to the First World War.

There are three age groups for people to enter; these are children up to 11, from 12 to 17 and adults over 18s.

Waterstones has provided book tokens and the First World War related books as prizes, which the library service will award to the best three entries in each age group regardless of genre.

The closing date for entries is July 12, 2014. There will be a prize giving and readings at a special First World War commemoration day at Newport Library on Saturday, August 2.

For a copy of the competition rules visit your local library or email libraries@iow.gov.uk

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