YCAA has held a celebrated this year’s Yeovil Literary Prize winners with a Yeovil Literary Festival event.

The hour long event featured winning entries in the novel, poetry and short story categories.

  • Kate Kemp, first prize winner in the ‘Novel’ category, reading an extract of ‘Warrah Place’.
  • Jennifer Hunt’s winning poem ‘Hedgehogs’, read by Roger Iredale.
  • Caroline Sutherland reading her winning short story ‘The Unfinished Business of Snakeface’.
  • A poem called ‘Carpe Diem’ by Western Gazette Best Local Writer award winner Marion Lovelace, read by Roger Iredale.

As well as the in person audience at Yeovil Literary Festival, we also welcomed virtual guests via Zoom, enabling people from further afield to enjoy the winning work too.  All in all, it was a fantastic event and a highlight of the festival.

Winning Writers: (l-r) Kate Kemp, winner in the 2021 ‘Novel’ category, ‘Short Story’ winner Caroline Sutherland, and Katherine Black, whose novel was placed third in this year’s competition.