Tuesday, 28 August 2012
It's been a wonderful summer! As castaways (including me) have taken their annual leave from the island, it's been pretty quiet of late. However, here's a bumper crop of 20 new pieces which includes submissions from pupils at most of Guernsey's secondary schools to get the new term moving. There's very fresh new work from younger students cutting their teeth on those time-honoured poetic favourites of landscape and animals; then, there's some edgier material from the mid-years upwards including Stephen King's (no relation!) dark 450-word thriller 'Underground' which kicks off the sequence. There's even a farewell piece from poet Josh Bougourd, one of the founding members of FF - follow the stars whichever way you travel, Josh! So, vegetables of all sizes and shapes together with the odd undiscovered body too - just what every literary field needs...
We're also pleased to have received some traditional and more wacky responses to our Write Stuff challenge of 'The Picnic' (scroll down for more details). The Guernsey Literary Festival is now only a couple of weekends away, so do get over to the website to book yourself some tickets.