Entries sought for Story Tyne competition

Libraries are encouraging people of all ages to enter its free annual short story competition.

Entries for this year’s ‘Story Tyne’ are being invited on the theme of ‘The Great War’.

The competition launched at North Shields Customer First Centre on June 24, with a creative workshop facilitated by writer and poet Sheree Mack.

Further workshops are taking place at Whitley Bay Customer First Centre from 6.30pm to 8pm on Thursday, June 26; at the centre on Tuesday, July 15, from 2pm to 3.30pm; and at North Shields Customer First Centre on Thursday, July 17, from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Workshops are free and are open to beginners and more experienced writers. Places can be booked by calling into any North Tyneside library.

The story writing competition is split into four age categories: adults, young people aged 13–16 years, children aged 9–12 years and children aged up to 8 years.

Entries in the adult category should be no more than 1,500 words and entries in the children’s categories no more than 750 words.

The closing date for entries is Saturday, September 27.

Waterstones vouchers will be awarded to the winners and runners-up in each category.