The Waterloo Festival returns this June with a lineup of thought-provoking arts, heritage and community events ... and there's still time to enter this year's short story competition.
For the second year, the festival is collaborating with Bridge House Publishing to run a writing competition, with the winners getting the opportunity to have their work published or read out at the festival.
Submissions of previously unpublished stories of up to 1,000 words – in prose or monologue style – can be submitted until 28 February.
Details of how to enter the competition are at www.waterloofestival.com/competition
The 16 winning entries from the 2018 writing competition are available as a Kindle ebook.
This year's Waterloo Festival runs from 5 to 23 June.
The programme will be announced in April, but you can get involved early by becoming a Festival Friend or Patron.
£35 gets you advance ticket bookings, an invitation to the launch party on 5 June and the Festival brochure posted to your door.
Become a Patron (£250) and you will also receive two tickets for every ticketed event. The programme includes concerts, exhibitions, talks, workshops and unique experiences.
Find out more at www.stjohnswaterloo.org/festivalsupporter
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