Andrew Taylor announced the winners of the Festival’s writing competition on Sat evening, and each excellent entry was read to the audience.
Izzy Daly for Him – winner of the Youth Award, donated by Foresters’ Forest, Reading the Forest project
Deborah Gregory for Postcard – first prize, awarded by Chepstow Bookshop
Val Ormrod for The Joy of Word – second prize
Paul Stephens-Wood for I’m Reading my World – third prize
The anthology of ten shortlisted entries is selling well, and will be available at the Hopewell Event today, thereafter at the Chepstow Bookshop