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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.

Literary Prize Results 2018

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

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Yeovil Literary Festival 2015

Wed 28th Oct to Sun 1st Nov 2015


The third Yeovil Literary Festival will be five days of literary events to suit all tastes and ages. See some brilliant speakers in four venues. This year we have the Octagon Theatre, with a Waterstones' bookshop, The Manor Hotel, Brimsmore Garden Centre and Yeovil Library hosting events. The opening event will be the YCAA Literary Dinner with guest speaker Lesley Pearse. Enjoy a champagne reception at 7pm, followed by a three course dinner with coffee at The Manor Hotel. Tickets are £25 each, obtainable from the Octagon Theatre Box Office.

On Friday 30 October at 10.30am you can meet and listen to some past winners of the Yeovil Literary Prize. This year we will have the 2015 winners of the novel and short story categories reading. Also, meet David Young, who came third last year and hear about the success of his novel Stasi Child. Catch up with Sophie Duffy, a previous winner who has recently launched her third novel. This is always a super event and we look forward to welcoming you to the Johnson Studio at the Octagon Theatre.

The Programme and tickets are now available. The Octagon box office on 01935 422884 will be where to buy. On-line see www.octagon-theatre.co.uk. Or, for an evening with Chris Beardshaw, award winning garden designer, tickets are available at the box office as well as at Brimsmore, Castle Gardens and Poundbury garden centres.

Yeovil is proud to be able to host such a cornucopia of literature and entertainment for all ages. Who wouldn't want to listen to Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Murpurgo, Andy McNab, Judith Kerr, Chris Beardshaw, Lesley Pearse, Sir Max Hastings, Paddy Ashdown, Adam Hanson, Margaret Graham and a whole raft of distinquished writers in four different venues?

We look forward to welcoming you during this amazing 2015 Yeovil Literary Festival.