The Ottery St Mary Writers’ Group is currently running a Creative Writing Competition, eligible to all ages of writers in the local area. It aims to create a desire amongst young writers and adults alike, to develop their writing skills and also act as a distraction in our currently difficult times. Poems or short stories based on the theme of ‘Memory’ can be submitted. There will be prizes for each category; the closing date is 15th September 2020. The rules and information can be found on https://otterywriters.wordpress.com or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.