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Ely Writers

Ely Arts Festival this year features a world-wide short story competition for people of any age.

Entries are now open and to enter send an unpublished short story of 500 words inspired by ‘The Fens’ to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midnight on Thursday 1st June 2017. There is no charge for entering.

There will be three judges and cash prizes: £50 for first prize, £25 for the second and £10 for the third prize.

The winners will be announced at the Ely Writers’ Day on Saturday 1st July 2017 which will take place in Ely Library from 1000 to 1500. Thanks to the support of the Babylon Arts, the day is free to attend and there will be refreshments including a sandwich lunch.

Places for attending Ely Writers’ Day are limited so you should book early by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

Meet The Author...
Rosemary Westwell
Who Am I?

Australian-born teacher and writer Dr Rosemary Westwell (PhD, MA Ed, MA TESOL, B Mus. BA Hons) lives in Cambridgeshire, England. She completed her PhD in 2007 on ‘The Development of Language Acquisition in a Mature Learner’ ( available free on: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/48/). She writes a column for the Ely Standard, directs a ladies’ choir (‘The Isle Singers’)  and is a member of her local council.

Her husband suffers from dementia and is in a care home. They have two daughters and six children who live in the UK.

Other publications, including ‘Twenty Tips for Teaching IGCSE ESL’, ‘Teaching Language Learners’ and her novels ‘John, Dementia and Me’ and ‘John’s Shadow’ which are  available on www.amazon.com

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