Michael Chaplin

An exciting evening of storytelling, poetry and an impromptu play reading took place on Saturday at the Award Ceremony of Jesmond Library’s 2018 Creative Writing Contest.

Special thanks to Michael Chaplin for presenting the prizes. Michael and his wife Susan have long been supporters of the library and it was wonderful to have them with us on this occasion.

In the two children’s categories, top places went to Cecile and Benji whose stories have now been published and added to the library catalogue.

Honourable Mentions went to Anna, Alesha and Miri. 








Under 5s: Cecile Garratt, “Once Upon A Time”

Age 5-13: Benji Lawrence, “The Atlas vs The Evil Disney Thief”

Honourable Mentions (in no particular order):

  • Alesha Akram, “Heroes and Villains”
  • Anna Fulljames, “The Black Cat” (poem)
  • Miri Miller, “Heroes vs Villains”


Alexandra, Patrick (c)
and Chris

In the adult category, the winners were:

1st: Patrick Welsh, “Love Interest”

2nd: Alexandra Heppell, “Cartoon Heroes”

3rd: Chris Gold, “Superman in Jamwich” (playlet)

We will be posting the winning entries onto our site in due course.

Well done to everyone who entered the competition.