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QE’s Creative Writing Students Enjoy Competition Success

Date Posted: 01/09/2020 | Posted In: Latest news

Three Creative Writing students from QE are celebrating after having achieved great success in national writing competitions. QE’s Creative Writing Club, part of the College’s Supplementary Programme, is open to all students and provides budding writers with the opportunity to produce and share stories, poetry and play scripts amongst other pieces of literature. For her poem ‘Octo’, Naomi Savage has won a trophy along with £100 after finishing in the top five of the national Through Their Eyes competition. Her entry tells the story of a spider which has entered someone’s home but from the spider’s point of view.

Naomi, along with Patrick Alderson and Lucy Kilpatrick, has also enjoyed success in the University of Chester’s National Flash Fiction Youth Competition. The three students’ entries finished in the ‘Very Highly Commended’ and ‘Highly Commended’ brackets of the contest with Naomi’s piece, entitled ‘King of Nothing’, providing a detailed description of the journeys of an isolated wanderer. ‘Hurricane’, written by Patrick describes how a character awakens to scenes of devastation yet again and Lucy’s entry, ‘Spaced Bird’ is a surreal exploration of space travel through time.

Paul Heselton, Creative Writing Club Co-ordinator at QE, comments: ‘Naomi, Patrick and Lucy have done exceptionally well to fend off competition from students across the country and finish in such high rankings. The three stories are beautifully written and they should be incredibly proud of themselves’.