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Edna O’Brien launches the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival tonight

In the opening event of the five-day festival dedicated to all things Samuel Beckett, O’Brien will be in conversation with William Crawley Taking place from today until Monday 27 August, the first annual event of its kind will include Beckett-themed work by international artists, writers and celebrities. Highlights include Anthony Gormley’s steel Tree Waiting for…

Short story competition: The Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2016 – Hull in 500

  The much-loved historical romance writer invites stories that feature Hull in her annual writing contest Bestselling author Val has written more than 20 novels set in and around Hull. The competition is for original, unpublished 500-word short stories. Writers entering the compeition must not have been commercially published. Entrants are free to write about…

Short story competition: Creative Writing Institute

  Entries must include the sentence ‘Explain how that happened’ The Creative Writing Institute Annual Short Story Competition 2016 invites original, unpublished stories between 1,500 and 2,000 words. The winner will receive $100, and there are runner-up prizes of $50 and $25. The winners will also receive specially designed e-medals and will be published in…