Ely Writers' Day is almost here - winner of short story competition announced on day

PUBLISHED: 11:06 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:06 13 June 2017

From left: Helen Ferguson, Rosemary Westwell, Roger Rix, Mayor of Ely Councillor Ian Lindsay, Hollie Chapman and June Bird at last year's Ely Writers' Day.

From left: Helen Ferguson, Rosemary Westwell, Roger Rix, Mayor of Ely Councillor Ian Lindsay, Hollie Chapman and June Bird at last year's Ely Writers' Day.

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Ely Writers' Day, which is part of the Ely Arts Festival, takes place on Saturday July 1 at Ely Library.

Running from 10am until 3pm, the writers’ day is a free event featuring local writers and people involved in the book business.

The day is organised to motivate writers with new ideas and provide an opportunity to network. Refreshments are provided.

The results of the accompanying short story competition will be announced during the day. This year budding writers were asked to send an unpublished short story of 500 words inspired by ‘The Fens to Rosemary Westwell.

The winner will be decided by three judges and there are three cash prizes: £50 for first prize, £25 for the second and £10 for the third prize.

Seats for the writers’ day are still available but should be booked in advance by contacting Rosemary Westwell via rjwestwell@hotmail.com

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