There’s just over a month to go before the deadline of the UK & Ireland-wide writing competition I’ve organised to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of lovely London charity Link Age Southwark. Entries have already started coming in and there’s plenty of time to get involved! We welcome short stories and poems from both adults and children on the theme of friendship and/or generations.
For a quarter of a century, Link Age Southwark has been facilitating friendships between older people and volunteers in order to tackle loneliness and isolation in the community. The theme of the writing competition reflects our aim to raise awareness of the charity’s mission. There are fantastic prizes available and our prestigious judging panel features authors, poets, book reviewers and publishers who are really looking forward to reading your entries.
I’ve been interviewing our amazing judges to find out what motivates them in their own creative activities. These interviews are being published on the charity’s blog on a regular basis up to the closing date and currently include Glasgow-based children’s writer Maisie Chan, London publisher and editor Emily Thomas, and poets Kevin Higgins from Galway and Luxemburg-based Corina Moscovich.
The deadline is 11.59pm on Friday 31 August so don’t delay, enter today! To find out more about the competition and to get involved, please click here.