I want to tell you a story

Saturday 26th September marked the culmination of Art Plumstead’s first short story competition run over the summer when the Prize Giving Ceremony for the competition took place at Plumstead Library.


From left to right: Jane Lawson (1st prize), Cllr. Norman Adams, Nick Thripp (3rd prize), Patricia Latter (runner up) and Gaynor Wingham (2nd prize). Anne Leighton the other runner up was not present.

We were delighted that the Royal Borough’s Mayor, Cllr. Norman Adams, agreed to come along and present the certificates and book tokens to the winners and the three prize winners, together with one of the runners up were able to attend.

Jane Lawson’s winning story, The Garden, was a well constructed piece set in Plumstead and was about friendship and growing old with an unexpected twist at the end.

Once again we would like to thank Plumstead Library and its manager, Subrata Baidya, for organising this competition, alongside our own Alison Miller, and for generously donating the prizes. However, I think that it is important to stress that the real triumph was the large number of people who made the effort to write a story based on “Renewal” and enter the competition. Overall the standard was very high. Undoubtedly, this turned out to be a most successful event, which we will be repeating next year in conjunction with Plumstravaganza 2016. Maybe by then I might have polished up my own writing style enough to feel worthy of submitting an entry!

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