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Celebrating Local Writing Talent

8th March 2016
Sefton MBC

Local talent has been celebrated in Sefton Council’s first writing competition to coincide with the anniversary of the Magna Carta being signed.

Run in partnership with the Liverpool Law Society, the 1000-word short stories had to be based on the theme of justice and freedom. The winning entry came from Louise Rimmer, with a story entitled Free Speech - a powerful story of prejudice, fear and trying to break down barriers within society.

Louise was presented with a prize of £250 at Meadows Library on March 3, World Book Day by local author, Ian Cragg and David Tournafound from the Liverpool Law Society.

David Tournafound, said: “The standard of entries was exceptionally high and the judges had a tough time choosing a winning article.

“However, the judges were really impressed with Louise's story about personal struggles for freedom and justice, which was a fitting tribute for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta."

The runner-up prize of £50, provided by the Conkerton Memorial Fund was awarded to Emily Parr with a story called Take Two - looking at how society can marginalise particular groups.

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