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Village writers make their marks

Posted on October 25 2006 at 4:44:14

Georgie

A Barnt Green schoolgirl has won a national creative writing prize with a story written in class when she was just 11 years old.

Georgie Reynolds (above right), now 12, won the England Creative Writing Award in the Arts & Minds competition organised by teaching union NASUWT.

She travelled to the awards ceremony in London to receive her award and a £150 WH Smith voucher from leading R ‘n’ B singer Adelaide McKenzie.

The school that entered her, Lickey Hills Primary School, received a cheque for £450. Georgie is now a pupil at Waseley Hills High School.

The competition asked pupils to use creative writing or art to express their feelings about cultural diversity in today’s society.

Georgie wrote a piece titled What would happen if we were all the same? and beat off competition from hundreds of other entries.

Peter Henshaw, one of the judges said that Georgie’s entry was “inspired” and that “it illustrates beautifully why we should celebrate cultural diversity”. 

Read Georgie’s story here


* A former MG Rover engineer has been named Birmingham’s Poet Laureate.

Giovanni Esposito, better known as Spoz, from Rednal, has branched out since being made redundant last year and is now part of a successful “slam poetry” performance operation.

A proud Brummie, Spoz says critics of the Midlands “don’t realise that Shakespeare probably talked like wot we do!”

See more on Spoz here


* A Barnt Green QC will be signing copies of his first novel, the murder intrigue What’s Truth Got to Do With It?, at Borders bookshop, Birmingham Bull Ring, on November 8 from 5-8pm.

Read more here

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