Are you ready for the Kenilworth Books Summer Story Challenge? Whether you are already a storyteller or have always wanted to have a go, the summer holidays are the perfect time to get writing.
We are offering you inspiration and guidance as well as a prize or two, so now is the time to pick up a pen or fire up the computer. We’re welcoming story tellers from ages 4, right up to adults.
Kenilworth is a famous setting for stories, so you might like to set your story here too. You could choose the Castle or the Abbey ruins, or the woods and countryside that surround the town. Or maybe your story will be set in the street where you live.
The summer story challenge will launch at the bookshop on Saturday 23 July, where you can pick up a pack which will give you tips and inspiration to get you started. It will run throughout the summer to the last day of the summer holidays.
We also recommend two books of folk tales that will give you a strong sense of setting and character: Scottish Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Mairi Kidd and African & Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends by Wendy Shearer. And you can find more tips and practical guidance from The Usborne Creative Writing Book and The Usborne Write Your Own Story Book.
Our favourite stories will be displayed at Kenilworth Books and one storyteller from each age category (4-7, 8-11 and 12+) will win a £10 book token.
Drop by and pick up a pack with tips and inspiration to get you started, as well as notebook so you can jot down ideas as soon as you have them!
Just pop your stories in to us at the bookshop to be in with a chance of winning a prize!