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Write Stuff

Young writers in the Bailiwick of Guernsey are being given the chance to use their imaginations to write a story inspired by detectives or spies in this year’s ‘Top Secret’ WriteStuff competition. 

The judges for the competition are four fantastic writers who will also feature in this year’s Guernsey Literary Festival, Anthony Horowitz, Michael Rosen, Elly Griffiths and Huw Lewis-Jones.

The challenge for young writers is to write an imaginary 300-word story inspired by the Top-Secret theme, which could involve crime, mystery, investigation or a secret mission. 

There are four classes, Primary (years 3-6), Intermediate (years 7-9) and Senior (years 10+), and a class for special educational needs. The competition is sponsored by Julius Baer and promoted by Guernsey Literary Festival partners including Betley Whitehorne Image, the Guille-Allès Library, Guernsey Arts and Island Families.  

The closing date for entries is Friday 4 March. Enter at https://www.writestuff.gg


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Poems on the Move

Award winning UK poet Michael Symmons Roberts is to be the judge of the 2022 Guernsey International Poetry Competition (Poems on the Move), organised in conjunction with the Guernsey Literary Festival.

The annual competition, which is launched on 15 September, is open to poets worldwide and the organisers are hoping to better last year’s competition, which had a record entry of more than 2000 poems. The 2022 competition is open to poets of all ages, whether you’ve just started out or you’re a seasoned poet. Closing date is 15 February next year.

Winning entries are selected in two phases: 21 poems will be chosen, and 9 of these will take part in a second, larger display, first at Guernsey Airport, then all over the island.

Sponsored again by Guernsey Post, the competition is split into three categories, Open (18 and over), Channel Islands residents (18 and over) and Young People (aged 11-17). 

For more information, and to enter go to www.poemsonthemove.com


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