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Haverhill Learning Centre has launched a short story competition for young writers

West Suffolk College in Haverhill is hosting a short story competition inspired by the Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival.

The competition is open to anyone aged from five to 13 who submits a story of no more than 500 words.

Entries will be judged anonymously by a panel including Haverhill authors Carl Mynott, creator of the British Wildlife Tales, and Gillian Bolton Luckett, author of Bilsper the Spider.

Children Author, James Campbell. Picture by Mecha Morton
Children Author, James Campbell. Picture by Mecha Morton

There will also be an opportunity to meet, in a dedicated, free workshop, James Campbell– author of the Boyface books.

On Monday, October 21 James is holding theworkshop from 9am to 10am (5 to 8-year-olds) and from 10.30am to midday (9 to 13-year-olds). Workshops are free to attend, children must be accompanied an adult and no more than three children per adult.

Pre-booking essential. This is to be held at the Haverhill Learning Centre. Contact the Centre for further details on 01440 712177 or athaverhill@wsc.ac.uk.

The winning authors will have their work published on the West Suffolk College website and will also receive an Amazon voucher.

The closing date for entries is 3pm on Friday, November 29, and the winners will be notified by December 14.

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