Would you like to encourage your children to write? Or maybe you enjoy writing? Lighthouse Poole wants to feature your story!
Lighthouse Poole has been hosting a bedtime story on their Facebook Page every Sunday evening during the lockdown. And now they’ve launched their first story writing competition, aimed at local writers of all ages.
The initiative is part of the ‘It’s All About You!’ #Lockdown-themed creative engagement programme at Lighthouse. Creative Engagement lead Libby Battaglia explains: “We think bedtime stories can be the best part of the day for lots of children, but also for grown-ups. We’ve had such a great response to our Sunday evening bedtime stories created by Dorset theatre maker Michele O’Brien, but research tells us that fewer and fewer children are going to bed with a bedtime story, so we thought we’d do something about it.”
The winning story will be performed by Black Cherry Theatre Company, Associate Artists at Lighthouse and made into a video to be posted online.
“We are inviting children and their parents or guardians to write a bedtime story together,” adds Libby. “To help with this we will be inviting storytellers online to share some top tips and, of course, our Sunday evening bedtime stories will also continue for even more inspiration.”
Stories should be no more than 2500 words and previously unpublished. To enter, simply read the entry rules at www.lighthousepoole.co.uk, give your story a title and submit itwith your name, phone number, email address and social media handles to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is Tuesday 21 July and winners will be notified by 31 July.
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