Competition for young writers

The Friends of Garston Library are calling on young people to show how much they love books by entering the organisation’s summer writing competion.
They are looking for book reviews, which can be about any book as long as it exists in the Liverpool library catalogue.
The only other rules are that the review needs to be 100  words or longer and sent in by 31 July.
Said Chair of Friends of Garston Library, Paula Keaveney:” We know how important reading is and how much many youngsters love it.  We’re looking forward to reading all sorts of reviews about all sorts of books.  The winners will be invited to a presentation event and have their reviews published in a programme for our Autumn series of literary evenings. For teenagers thinking about University applications, this is an excellent way of showing initiative and ability on a UCAS form”

To enter you need to be under 19.  Reviews will be judged in age categories by expert writers so seven- year olds won’t be judged against 17-year-olds in other words.
You don’t need to live in Garston to enter, but the awards event will take place in L19.
The Liverpool library catalogue can be checked at http://
Entries can be e mailed to (word attachment or cut and paste please), sent to 75 Canterbury Street, L19 8LQ or put in the Friends’ box in the library.
The Friends of Garston Library was set up earlier this year to support, promote and protect Garston Library.  The writing competition is the first of a series of projects.  A season of literary evenings, with guest speakers on crime writing, local history writing and poetry, follows in the autumn.
If you live in Garston or use the library and want to join, please e mail the Friends at

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