u3a - Creative Writing Competition 2021 winners

The search is over - we are proud to present the finalists for the u3a Creative Writing Competition 2021, held in partnership with Bloomsbury. These entries were chosen from a total of 382 entries.

We are delighted to announce the overall winner as Lynne Carroll, from Crediton u3a in the South West region with her story “The Road to Lille”. Second place goes to Jane Morgan from Peterborough u3a in the East of England with her story “A cup of tea and a kind word”. Third place was awarded to Karen McCreedy from Bognor Regis u3a in the South East with “Trial and Error”.

All of the finalists receive a copy of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook, edited by Alysoun Owen and published by Bloomsbury. 

Their stories, alongside all finalists, are available to read below. 

Road To Lille

The Road to Lille 

by Lynne Carroll, Crediton u3a

South West       

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A cup of tea and a kind word

A Cup of Tea and a Kind Word

by Jane Morgan, Peterborough u3a

East of England

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Trial and Error

Trial and Error

by Karen McCreedy, Bognor Regis u3a

South East

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2340

2340

by Kevin Sleight, Arun West u3a

South East

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The Naked Journalist

The Naked Journalist

by Helen Griffiths, Hartley Wintney u3a

South East

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She's Gone

She’s Gone

by Frances Browning, Bexhill u3a

South East

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Editor’s ‘Leader’ article in The Meerside Garden City Post

Editor’s ‘Leader’ article in The Meerside Garden City Post

by Susan Bell, Berwick upon Tweed u3a

North East

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A Walk in the Forest

A Walk in the Forest

by Jane Guinery, Malvern u3a

West Midlands                                                                   

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The Journey

The Journey   

by Brenda Basnett, Leek u3a

West Midlands

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The Unexpected Star of the Show

The Unexpected Star of the Show

by Mike Woolley, Carlton and Gedling u3a

East Midlands

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The Knitter

The Knitter

by Alison Wilson, Beeston u3a

East Midlands

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Shocking

Shocking

by Sarah Wood, Hartley Wintney u3a

South East

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