Write Stuff

A writing competition for students of all ages.

The Guernsey Literary Festival WriteStuff competition sets students the challenge to write a 300 word story.

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War so this year students have been set the challenge to imagine themselves in a position where they are touched by conflict.

This is not to write stories about being adult soldiers, fighter pilots, nurses etc. on a battlefield, but to be the age they are now, whether this is 8 years old or 18, and to show how they are touched by, and view an aspect of war.

We are delighted to celebrate the winning stories at the WriteStuff Awards prize giving ceremony on Saturday 12th May. The awards to be handed out by our honorary chairmain Terry Waite, CBE.

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Poems on the move

We’re thrilled to announce that Maura Dooley has been confirmed as the judge of our 2019 Guernsey International Poetry Competition, sponsored by Guernsey Post.

The competition, which has a first prize of £1000, gives you the chance to have your poems read by thousands, on the move, in the beautiful island of Guernsey. The winning poets will have the opportunity to see their work on the move, on Guernsey’s buses, and at the airport.

The Winners' Reading will be hosted by Maura Dooley at a special presentation event on 1st May 2019, as part of the Guernsey Literary Festival.

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