PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 July 2018 Emma Knights Norwich Castle Photo: Nick Butcher Archant © 2017 As the countdown to Norfolk Day continues, we have teamed up with the new National Centre for Writing to run a special competition asking readers to celebrate our county with words. Chris Gribble, CEO of The National Centre for Writing. Picture: Nick Butcher “What does Norfolk mean to me?“ is the theme of the writing competition which is open to people of all ages and asks entrants to pen up to 300 words. People can write about everything from the beautiful landscapes of the north Norfolk coast to the stunning ancient architecture of Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle, and they have the freedom to write in any style they choose, from poetry to a short story. There are two categories - one for under 18s and one for adults - and the prize for the two winners is to have their work published in the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News as well as receive a … [Read more...] about Norfolk Day competition asks readers to celebrate our county with words
Short story writing competition
PUBLISHED: 00:05 06 June 2018 Emma Knights More than 160 leverets have been created by schools and community groups taking part in the GoGoCreate programme for the GoGoHares summer 2018 trails. Some of them will be making an early appearance at Pensthorpe Natural Park on Saturday (May 12). Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant As the countdown continues until the GoGoHares hop out onto the streets of Norfolk, the animals the colourful sculptures are based on seem to have well and truly captivated the imaginations of children across the county. A hare in the countryside. Photo: Chris Betts For ‘hare’ was today revealed to be the most popular word used by Norfolk children who sent in stories to BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words competition on Chris Evans’ breakfast show. The finding was made by Oxford University Press which analysed 134,790 short stories sent in from children aged five to 13 nationwide. It comes after schools across the county have been involved … [Read more...] about Which words do Norfolk’s children use most in their stories?
The Detroit News Published 2:04 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 For 32 years, The News has saluted a group of Michigan’s best and brightest high school students in the spring of their senior year. Partnering with CATCH — Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children — we call it the Outstanding Graduates program. It is an honor to share the stories of these remarkable young people and to consider that Michigan will benefit from their future endeavors, and the endeavors of so many of their friends and classmates. The top seniors were chosen from a field of outstanding nominees. Public and private high schools in Michigan were invited to nominate students in each of 11 categories. Students were selected on the basis of grades, test scores, honors, community involvement and a demonstrated ability in one of the academic areas. In a special category called “Against All Odds” students were recognized for succeeding despite a physical hardship or special, personal or … [Read more...] about 2018 Outstanding Grads: Remarkable students, stories
Supported by Books By LAURA M. HOLSONAPRIL 27, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Mississippi authors have long stood their ground in the South’s competitive literary landscape.William Faulkner won a Nobel Prize in 1949 for his textured examination of aristocratic decay in small-town Mississippi. Eudora Welty was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom for her novels and essays. More recently, the National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward explored the dark moodiness of race and poverty along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.Now they and a host of other literary heroes from the Magnolia State will be celebrated along the newly named Mississippi Writers Trail. This month, the Mississippi Arts Commission received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to set up a series of markers across the state to honor the contributions of its most prominent writers.The first place to be acknowledged will be the … [Read more...] about Marking Mississippi’s Literary Trail, From William Faulkner to Jesmyn Ward
Today I’m sharing my blogging goals for 2018. I’m doing this for a couple of reasons: Accountability – if I write my goals down on the pages of this blog then I’m going to have to try and do it! Nosiness – I’m hoping this post will inspire other bloggers to write something similar and I’m just being really nosy here and would love to see what others have got up their sleeves! A blogger competition to win a Golden Ticket to The Bloggers’ Retreat – thirdly, and most importantly, this post is part of a bigger project I’m working on with the lovely ladies behind Twins that Travel. In April 2018, we’re hosting a blogger’s retreat, a 3-day event in Somerset at this incredible house in partnership with Unique Home Stays (have a look, it’s amazing!) The Bloggers’ Retreat will be 3 days of workshops and sessions all about blogging, learning the tricks of the trade and honing your blogging skills. … [Read more...] about My blogging goals for 2018 + an exciting blogger’s competition!