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Arts Richmond Young Writers Festival


March 17, 2024
2:00 pm
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The Exchange
75 London Rd
Twickenham, London TW1 1BE United Kingdom
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Arts Richmond invite you to join them for an afternoon celebrating the best of the Boroughs Young Writers.

We have had so many wonderful submissions to this annual competition which was launch back in September.

Our judges have chosen six finalists  from each age group and on Sunday March 17th at 2.30pm our professional actors will be performing all  of these wonderful pieces of work.

This year we are delighted to have the support of well know author Anthony Horowitz who will be joining us along with the Mayor to present the final winners of each category on the day.

Antony Horowitz “I am very happy to be working with Arts Richmond and there Young Writer’s Festival. I have recently moved to Richmond and love the area… in fact my next book is set here. More to the point. I’m always keen to encourage young people to develop their creative skills and if they’re living in this area, there’s plenty to inspire them. Just walking along the river, in the park or on the green, we’re surrounded by history and enchantment and there are stories everywhere. Good Luck. And get writing!”

This is an wonderful event to be enjoyed by all the family, whether your child has entered or not.

For more details and to purchase a ticket: https://artsrichmond.org.uk/arts-richmond-events



Arts Richmond’s Annual writing competition for all young people in the borough.

Deadline for entries Friday 1st December 2023

Arts Richmond Young Writers’ Festival is open to all young people who either live or attend school/clubs in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is a chance to demonstrate writing skills of any form: stories,descriptive writing,poems, playlets,lyrics for songs-whatever the imagination can devise.

Entries are judged in four age groups with prizes for all winning entries. In addition, All shortlisted entrants will be invited to a gala awards event in a prestigious venue Spring 2024.

Entry rules are simple: entrants may write about any subject of their choice, in any format (e.g. a poem, story, play script, news item etc.) not exceeding 500 words or 25 lines for a poem. ENTRIES MUST BE IN TYPED FORMAT (Hand written entries will be disqualified)

Extracts from longer pieces will be accepted. All entries must be exclusively the entrant’s own work.(ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON)

Entries will be judged in the following Categories.

· School Years 4 and under

· School Years 5 and 6

· School Years 7 and 9

· School Years 10 and over.

Send your entry to:

Arts Richmond Young Writers Festival

ETNA Community Centre Room 21, 13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, TW1 2AR.

Or email: YWentries@artsrichmond.org.uk

Please give full name, address, telephone number, email, date of birth, school year, and school or club you are attending in a covering letter/email or form provided by your school.


Deadline: Friday 1st December 2023