Midlothian wordsmiths urged to do the write thing

There is still time for writers in Midlothian to enter this year’s prestigious Writer of the Year competition which is open to anyone over the age of 16.

If you enjoy writing prose or poetry and would like your work to be recognised then this is the ideal opportunity to get involved.

The ‘Writer of the Year’ competition is run by Tyne and Esk Writers and the library services of Midlothian and East Lothian Councils. The prizes are sponsored by Kesley’s Book Shop in Haddington.

The overall winner will receive £100 and the beautiful Alison Kinnaird trophy. The prose judge is Cathy MacPhail, the best-selling author of books for children and young adults. Gerry Cambridge, the poetry judge, is widely published and has had a number of writing residencies.

If you are over 16 and live or work in Midlothian or East Lothian you can take part. Pick up an entry form from your local library or via the website www.tyne-esk-writers.com.

Closing date is Friday, August 17.