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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