On the hottest and longest day of the year at a ceremony and reading at Bromley House Library in Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, Writing East Midlands awarded prizes to this year’s winners of the second Aurora open competition for poetry and short fiction. The event was a welcoming, inspiring celebration of writing on the very first National Writing Day.We heard amazing readings from all the winners as well as the judges Penelope Shuttle and Jacob Ross.
Congratualtions to all the winners and commended writers – if you’d like to see the full list and read the winning entries in the free online anthology Cut the Clouds, have a look at the WEM website on www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk.
But today we’re looking at the two winners of the Stonewood Press Regional Prize. The cash prize is sponsored by East Mids publisher Stonewood, AND here at the Writing School we donate to the prize a course of the winners’ choice from this year’s programme. Congratulations Caroline Stancer for her moving poem Fallopian Tubes on a Scan, and Judith Cooper for her captivating short story Hope, Endings and Salvation.
We look forward to seeing which courses Caroline and Judith will choose, and are delighted to welcome the School.