Posts from year 2013
The Philippa Pearce Lectures are given each year at Homerton College. The talks commemorate Phillipa Pearce, writer of stories for children, amongst which the best-known and best-loved is Tom’s Midnight Garden.
An eBook with the six winning entries for the 2013 Cambridge Writers Short Story competition is now available from Amazon (click on this link; or search for Cambridge Writers 2013).
On 5th February Jeff Mackowiak delighted all present with an adjudication that sparkled with wit and insight. He had clearly enjoyed reading the 35 stories entered for our competition. He commended diversity of styles and themes in the submissions and explained why this meant that the only way to judge them was on the basis of how each worked as a story. He cited several entries, quoting passages that had particularly appealed, before announcing three commended stories then (in reverse order) the three prize winners, each of which was read aloud and greatly enjoyed.