Yeovil Community Arts Association

...promoting the arts in our local area

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Young Children's Story Competition Results 2018

Congratulations to the winner Cody Southern, with our two runners up being Imogen Teare and Edith Clarke. There were also seven Highly Commended stories. All 10 winners received Waterstones book tokens, with their winning stories being displayed in the children’s section of Yeovil Waterstones.

2013 Literary Prize Results

The results of the 10th Yeovil Literary Prize are now available. Congratulations to the winners in the three categories! Full details and report on the Yeovil Literary Prize website.

Yeovil Literary Prize Website

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YCAA Young Writers Creative Writing Workshops

Tue 1, Thu 8 and Thu 22 August 2017 09:30-12.30

Yeovil Library

Tuesday 1st August 9.30am – 12.30pm (ages 6 to 10 years only)
(Children 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Followed by workshops for 10yrs upwards on
Thursday 8th August 9.30am – 12.30pm
Thursday 22nd August 9.30am – 12.30pm

This is a FREE Young Writers Creative Writing Workshop at Yeovil Library (writing material will be provided). An opportunity for young writers, of senior school age, or those who are inspired by reading to want to write for themselves.

Please complete the details below and send to the address at the bottom of the page. Or, email details to

Download the joining form for the FREE Young Writers Creative Writing Workshop

Notes for parents.

YCAA Free Writing Workshops for Gifted & Talented Students

I'm Liz Pike, Chair of the Yeovil Community Arts Association (YCAA), and we are a charity that promotes the arts in this area. We earn our revenue by administering an international writing competition, the Yeovil Literary Prize. There is a fee to enter and once the judges have been paid and the winning prizes awarded, any proceeds left over are ploughed back into the community. The YCAA is run by volunteers all with interests in the arts.

We promote writing at all levels. With our proceeds we give grants to students who are studying the arts; we work with the Western Gazette in running an annual Mini-Saga writing competition. This year we invited 22 south Somerset junior schools to take part in a short story competition with some local businesses donating prizes as well as the YCAA. Top children's author John Dougherty judged and presented the prizes.

All that is by way of introduction to what we would like to offer our young writers during the 2017 Summer holidays at Yeovil Library. There will be three free workshops offered and we hope you may be able to identify the young person who would enjoy and benefit from this course. The dates are 1st August (morning), for our younger writers aged 6 to 10 years ( with children aged 8 and under being accompanied by an adult). If the adult would like to sit quietly in the library whilst their young writer is engaged in the workshop, then you may enjoy that quiet time, or you could participate. The workshops for our older, 10 years upwards, writers will be held on Tuesday 8th August and Tuesday 22nd August from 9.30am - 12.30pm. (morning). Our tutors are published authors with experience in working with schools. Complete the application form please and we look forward to welcoming your young writer to our workshops. They are fun, as we encourage imagination and hope they develop their own writing styles.

I do hope we can work together as this will be yet another way we can use our Library and our YCAA proceeds to benefit young people in their pursuit of the arts.