Friends looking for young writers

A South Liverpool organisation is on the look out for budding young authors from anywhere in the City.

The Friends of Garston Library is running a writing competition this summer for children and young people. Following last year’s successful contest focusing on book reviews, this year the organisation is looking for either poems or short pieces of prose.

The winners will get a prize, will have their work published on line and in the organisation’s event programmes, and will take part in a special presentation evening with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Erica Kemp.

There are very few rules. To enter you have to:
Be under 18
Produce an original poem or piece of prose (this could be a story or a piece of factual writing) of no more than two sides of A4
Send it to the Friends by 12th September with your name, contact details, age and school (if you are about to start a new school, please give details of both schools)

Entries can be e mailed to or sent to Library competition, 75 Canterbury Street, Garston, L19 8LQ.

The judges would prefer typed entries, but will accept handwriting as long as it can be read.

The presentation will take place in October.

Friends of Garston Library Chair, Paula Keaveney said: “We know there are so many creative young people out there and writing is one of the best ways of showing creativity. We’re looking forward to an avalanche of entries”.

Friends of Garston Library is a local voluntary group set up to promote the library and its services as well as to encourage literary related activities in L19. It’s programme of activities to date has included talks on detective fiction, local history writing, books on Liverpool’s maritime heritage, and poetry of the first world war as well as evenings focused on poetry and local authors.

If you have queries about the organisation, or about the competition, please e mail Paula Keaveney at

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