Amnesty International Ely’s short story competition winners are announced
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Award-winning local author Jill Dawson has chosen the winner and runner-up in the second Amnesty International Ely City Group short story competition.
First prize, of a hardback signed first edition of Jill’s latest novel ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, plus £50, went to Juanita Woolliscroft who lives near Holt in Norfolk.
Her story, ‘The Raid’, is written from the viewpoint of a young boy who witnesses violence in his village and becomes a refugee.
The runner-up was Sean Risdale from Cambridge for his story ‘In an Eastern Sky’, which is set in the Fens.
He received a copy of the Ely Group’s ‘A Taste of Freedom’ recipe book.
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Both winning short stories can be read on www.amnestyelycity.org.uk
The Amnesty Group will be running the competition again in 2016, in memory of one of its founder members, Gareth Davies-Jones, who taught for many years at Witchford Village College. Jill Dawson has agreed to judge the short-listed entries again next year. As in the last two years, all proceeds from the entry fees will go towards Amnesty’s human rights campaigns.
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