This year, the theme for Frinton Literary Festival Children’s Poetry Competition is:
OUR POLLUTED WATERS
Children are free to interpret this in any way they wish; it could be in the form of a message to nature, to their present or future selves, or to people in power.
We are looking for poems which demonstrate an imaginative approach, with good use of descriptive language and original ideas.
Poems can be written in either free verse or rhyme and need to be well presented: neatly written or typed.
The competition will be judged in the following categories: Year Groups: 3, 4, 5, 6
Each child’s Name, School and Year Group should be written on the back of their entry.
All entries must be submitted to Caxton Books, Connaught Avenue, Frinton
by FRIDAY 12th October.
The competition will be judged by local authors Anita Belli and Lesley Kara.
The prizes will be awarded on
Saturday 20th October at 10.30 am
at Walton Library, 52 High Street, Walton-on-the-Naze.
Monday 6th August at 10.30am and 7pm. Wednesday 8th August at 7pm. Friday 10th August at 10.30am.
I AM, I AM, I AM is a memoir with a difference – the unputdownable story of an extraordinary woman’s life in near-death experiences. Insightful, inspirational, gorgeously written, it is a book to be read at a sitting, a story you finish newly conscious of life’s fragility, determined to make every heartbeat count.
A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. Shocking, electric, unforgettable, this is the extraordinary memoir from Costa Novel-Award winner and Sunday Timesbestselling author Maggie O’Farrell. It is a book to make you question yourself. What would you do if your life was in danger, and what would you stand to lose?
AS SELECTED FOR THE ZOE BALL BOOKCLUB, A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, GUARDIAN, IRISH TIMES, OBSERVER, RED and THE TELEGRAPH.
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE FOR MEMOIR AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2018*