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Prize-winning authors to tell their stories

Some of North Tyneside’s brightest aspiring writers have been celebrated as part of an annual short story competition.


‘Story Tyne’ invited residents to enter their best short stories, following this year’s theme of ‘unforeseen circumstances’, which were then judged by a panel of expert judges. 

The latest instalment of the annual competition saw an incredibly high standard of entries and the judges had a difficult time picking winners.

In the end, Christine Featonby claimed the top prize with her story ‘Going Overboard’.

Christine’s story is an interesting portrayal of a mother/son relationship with the intriguing central character of Fraser. It is written with a unique voice, strong vocabulary and there is a vein of humour running throughout this story.

Following on from this success, this year’s Story Tyne winners will be joined by previous winners and judges Victoria Watson and Michael Allen, as they host this year’s Story Tyne Winners Readings Evening at Wallsend Customer First Centre on Thursday, January 26.

Starting at 7pm, the event will see readings of all the winning entries and there will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions of the authors.

The event is free but booking is essential. For more information, contact the centre on (0191) 643 2075 or call into any North Tyneside library.

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