Yeovil Literary Festival Starts this Week!

Excitement is growing in the build up to the 2021 Yeovil Literary Festival, which starts on Thursday 28 October. The YCAA is proud to be a partner of the Yeovil Literary Festival alongside the Octagon Theatre, Waterstone’s, South Somerset District Council and Somerset County Council.  The popular annual event has been drawing a range of…

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Events are Back!

The YCAA is delighted to announce the return of two of its most popular annual events, the Good Book Winners Debate, in association with Waterstones, and the Winter Impromptu.

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YCAA Needs You!

The YCAA is looking for new volunteers to continue its work in South Somerset and the surrounding area.

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Free Writing Competition for Children Announced

YCAA is delighted to announce a competition for young writers in years 4, 5 and 6. Inspired by the hope we feel for better times to come, the competition theme is ‘Now We Are Free’.  Stories should be up to 500 words long and entry is free. The winners will be chosen by writer Tracey…

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YCAA Book Club Update – February 2021

Welcome to the latest update from YCAA Book Club Co-ordinator Elaine! Book One: ‘Ladder to the Sky’ by John Boyne This month, our first book; ‘Ladder to the Sky’ introduced us to the most despicable main character any of the group could recall. Maurice Swift did not improve as he went through life and Tracey…

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Mini-Saga Competition Winners

‘HOPE’ was the theme for our most recent mini-saga writing competition, and it was filled with hope which comes into our lives in so many guises. What we hope for isn’t necessarily what transpires, but in many ways, it leads us onwards. We had a tremendous response to this writing competition, which is always an…

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YCAA Book Club 12/01/2021

Life throws us so many surprises – who would have thought a year ago that YCAA Book Club Co-Ordinator Elaine would be chatting to a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in her kitchen along with 23 other book lovers courtesy of Zoom!

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YCAA Book Club 08/12/2020

Introducing an update on our latest Book Club get-together from Co-Ordinator Elaine. It is deeply comforting to read books that we are used to and that reinforce our feelings of security and happiness.  Pushing our reading outside of personal comfort zones can be challenging, but this is precisely what Book Club is so very good…

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Yeovil International Literary Prize 2020 Now Open!

Yeovil International Literary Prize is now open for entries. Organised by the Yeovil Community Arts Association and now in its 17th year, Yeovil International Literary Prize provides an opportunity to enter four very different categories.

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YCAA Grants to young people studying the arts

It’s hard having a dream to become a book illustrator, or be involved in film making, but with hard work and commitment and a little help from people like you who donate and the YCAA charity, it can be achieved.

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