World Book Night was held Tuesday April
23rd at Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham by Sea. The competition, sponsored
by Adur District Council had over 100 entries. There were some wonderful
stories, and the judges had quite a task on their hands just to shortlist
(click here to view).
We are delighted by both the number and quality of the short stories submitted.
Wall of Bramber by Madeline Willis,
The Mystery of the Fisherman's Friend by Rebecca Spottiswode,
Missing by Tanya Creasey,
Young People (16-18)
The Shuttle by K.P. (Katherine) Parker
Adur District Council Chairman, Councillor Peter Metcalfe, gave the prizes after readings from the shortlisted entries.
The Junior age session (7-11years)
Frances Maloney, Children's Librarian for West Sussex County Council and Julia Widdows, author of adult novel, "Living in Perhaps", and her new children's book, writing as Julia Lee, "The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth".
The Secondary age and Young People's
Tilly Baker, Head of English at Shoreham Academy, and novelist and creative writing tutor, Richard Bingham, aka Mark Peterson, author of the Brighton based crime novel, "Flesh and Blood" and new novel: "A Place of Blood and Bone".
The Adult session
Janet Pressley, Adult Education and Creative Writing tutor, Sue Walker, Shoreham based author of Penguin published crime novels, such as "The Reunion", "The Reckoning" and "The Dead Pool", Sue Eckstein, author of "The Cloths of Heaven" and "Interpreters" and Robert Dickinson, poet, playwright and author of "The Noise of Strangers" and "The Schism".