Yeovil Community Arts Association

...promoting the arts in our local area

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Literary Prize Results 2018

Congratulations to the winners in the four categories! Full details and report here: Yeovil Literary Prize 2018 Results.

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.

Yeovil Literary Prize Website

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YCAA Young Writers' Creative Writing Workshops

Wed 8 August and Wed 22 August 2018 09.30-12.30

Yeovil Library


Wednesday 8th August 9.30am – 12.30pm
Wednesday 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 who are inspired by reading to want to write for themselves. Illustration will be discussed as well.


Please complete the details below and send to the address at the bottom of the page. Or, email details to lizzie.pike@btinternet.com


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


Notes for parents.


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 with the international writing competition, the Yeovil Literary Prize. To enter, there is a fee and once the judges have been paid and the winning prizes awarded, any proceeds left over are ploughed back into the local community. The YCAA is run by volunteers all with interests in the arts. www.yeovilprize.co.uk


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, and also a children’s short story writing competition. Next year we’ve invited Tamsin Cooke to judge the children’s competition and present the prizes. The competition will run in January and February with presentation to winners in April.


All that is by way of introduction to what we would like to offer our young writers during the 2018 August holidays at Yeovil Library. There will be two 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 Wednesday 8th August and Wednesday 22nd August. In these sessions we hope to discuss illustration as well as our normal writing exercises. 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 children will 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 funds to benefit young people in their pursuit of the arts.