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Local writers and poets are invited to submit their works for inclusion into a new anthology based on Remembrance.

The creative writing competition, run by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Library Service, is open to all ages and all original short works must be based on the Act of Remembrance.

This year marks the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which formally ended the First World War. It also marks the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. Millions of people died during both world wars.

Original short stories and poems should be no longer than 2,000 words and can be submitted in either English or Welsh. The closing date for entries is Tuesday, April 30.

All entries need to be submitted in an electronic format. The In Remembrance anthology will be produced and on sale to the public later this year.

Councillor Rhys Lewis, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Well-Being and Cultural Services, with responsibility for Libraries, said: “We have a wealth of talent in our County Borough and have produced many successful writers over the years. 

“I am delighted that we continue to provide opportunities for grassroots writers to get their works published and look forward to seeing the entries come flooding in for the 2019 anthology. 

“It is particularly poignant this year that we mark Remembrance as we pay tribute to loved ones who have passed away and also remember all those millions of people who lost their lives during two World Wars. 

“We owe them all the promise to live our lives in peace and harmony and the 2019 anthology will be a fitting tribute to their memories as we continue to remember the past but also look ahead to the future with great hope.”

Email your entries to mailto:Richard.Reed@rctcbc.gov.ukThe closing date for all entries is Tuesday, April 30. For details on all RCT Libraries services, please visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/libraries

Posted on Monday 25th March 2019

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