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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.

 

 

COMPETITION DETAILS

Creative writing competition open to all.

Classes (ages as on Feb 1st 2019):

Aged 8 and under

Aged 9-11

Aged 12-14

Aged 15-18

Adults aged 19 and above

 

Write in whatever genre you wish, fiction or non-fiction, on one of the following themes:

• Strong Women

• What does it mean to be a feminist?

• #girlpower

All entrants aged 14 and under please write a max of one side of A4; entrants aged 15-18 and adults can write a max of two sides of A4.

Our judges, local authors Alex Campbell and Anna Vaught, say:

"Let your imaginations run wild. Don't be afraid to express yourself in your own way and in your own words. Find your voice."

 

Dates for your diary

Entries to be returned by 4pm on Friday 1st February 2019.

The winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, on International Women's Day, Friday 8th March 2019.

MEET THE JUDGES

Alex Campbell

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.

 

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Anna Vaught

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

 

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BOOKLISTS

Provided by Bradford on Avon Library

Booklist for Adults

Non-Fiction

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

 

Fiction

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Half of the Human Race by Anthony Quinn

Suffragette Girl by Margaret Dickinson

Booklist for Children and Young People

Non-Fiction

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

 

Fiction

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

 

 

How to Enter

Creative writing competition open to all.

We invite you to think creatively and write in whatever genre you wish, fiction or non-fiction, on one of the following themes:

• Strong Women

• What does it mean to be a feminist?

• #girlpower

All entrants aged 14 and under please write a max of one side of A4; entrants aged 15-18 and adults can write a max of two sides of A4. Entries may be typed or handwritten.

Only one entry per person.

Our judges, local authors Alex Campbell and Anna Vaught, say "Let your imaginations run wild. Don't be afraid to express yourself in your own way and in your own words. Find your voice."

Entries to be returned by 4pm on Friday 1st February 2019.

You can either:

• submit your entry online below:

download an entry form and email to info@boawomens100.co.uk;

• download an entry form, fill it in and post it with your entry to BoA Women’s 100 Creative Writing Competition c/o 21 Church Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN.

Entrance is free. The winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, on International Women's Day, Friday 8th March 2019.

 

Please fill in the form below to enter

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