BRADFORD ON AVON WOMEN'S ONE HUNDRED
Creative Writing Competition
The BoA Women’s 100 group invite you to empower your creative skills – and take part in our writing competition.
As part of our programme of activities to mark 100 years of women's suffrage and women's achievements over the century, we want to hear your voices. A chance for you to write creatively about the global issues of female empowerment and progress.
The writing competition prizes were announced by our judges, Alex Campbell and Anna Vaught, at our International Women's Day party on March 8th, and presented by High Sheriff, Nicola Alberry.
Prizes were won by:
First place - Charlotte Hill
First place - Beatrice Davey-Foxall
Second place: Evelyn D'Aubney
Joint third places: Gabriella Douglass and Chloe Smith
First place - Georgie McConaghy
Second place: Penelope Duran
First place - Kezia Gorman,
Second Place: Jackie Harding
Third place: Hilary Shearing
The judges commented that all the entries had been of an exceptionally high standard. Congratulations everyone!
A booklet of entries is on sale for £4 - proceeds to Women 100 charities, the Malala Fund and Splitz. Copies can be bought from Ex Libris bookshop in The Shambles, Bradford on Avon or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange to get a copy to you.
Alex Campbell is the author of YA novels, ‘Land’ and ‘Cloud 9’, and has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie 2016 Award.
Alongside her writing she is a copywriter and creative writing teacher, and also helps run the BoA family book festival, BOAMBF, with a group of local children’s authors.
Follow Alex on Twitter at @ACampbellWrites.
Find out more about BOAMBF on their website.
Anna Vaught is a novelist, critic, reviewer, flash fiction writer, poet and editor; she’s also a secondary English teacher, one to one tutor, mentor and mental health advocate.
Anna’s short work has been published widely and her novels are Killing Hapless Ally (2016), The Life of Almost (2018) - both Patrician Press - and Saving Lucia (Bluemoose, 2020); 4th novel The Revelations of Celia Masters is currently on submission and she is writing her fifth novel, while editing an anthology & writing flash fiction.
Follow her on Twitter @bookwormvaught or at www.annavaughtwrites.com
Provided by Bradford on Avon Library
Booklist for Adults
Rise Up Women! : The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes by Diane Atkinson
The Suffragettes in Pictures by Diane Atkinson
What Did You Do in the War, Mummy? By Mavis Nicholson
Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties by Rachel Cooke
The Button Box: the Story of Women in the Twentieth Century, Told Through the Clothes They Wore by Lynn Knight
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky
The Women's Century: a Celebration of Changing Roles 1900-2000 by Mary Turner
Women at the Ready: the Remarkable Story of the Women's Voluntary Services on the Home Front by Patricia and Robert Malcolmson
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Do it Like a Woman : the New Pioneers by Caroline Criado-Perez
Hearts and Minds: Suffragists, Suffragettes and How Women Won the Vote by Jane Robinson
My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst
The Century Girls by Tessa Dunlop
A Woman's Work by Harriet Harman
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Half of the Human Race by Anthony Quinn
Suffragette Girl by Margaret Dickinson
Booklist for Children and Young People
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton
The Changing Role of Women by Mandy Ross
Girls are Best by Sandi Toksvig
Girls Who Changed the World by Michelle McCann
Avoid Being a Suffragette! By Fiona MacDonald
Women Win the Vote: 6 February 1918 by Brian Williams
Votes for Women: the Franchise in Britain by Stewart Ross
Emmeline Pankhurst by Lisbeth Kaiser
Suffragette by Carol Drinkwater
The Princess and the Suffragette by Holly Webb
Cadogan Square by Carol Drinkwater
Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson
Make More Noise! – Short stories by Emma Carroll et al.
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls