the winners announced

Andrew Taylor announced the winners of the Festival’s writing competition on Sat evening, and each excellent entry was read to the audience.

Congratulations to

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


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