Search Launched For Best 10 Word Story  

To celebrate National Libraries Week the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival has launched a search to find the best 10 word story (not including title!). Best-selling writers and audiences set to attend the 2020 Festival have been having some fun writing their own to help get creative juices flowing.

Zoe Robinson, Raworths Managing Partner, said ‘We are looking for all kinds of story, funny, personal or evocative, it just has to involve Harrogate! I had great fun writing mine and hope everyone else has as much fun with theirs! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 2020 National Libraries Week and can’t wait to read the entries.’

The search continues until the end of October and stories can either be emailed to the HIF Team or tweeted to @HarrogateFest using the hashtag #RaworthsLitFest

For the best story there is a fantastic prize, which includes a host of Harrogate themed goodies, alongside the opportunity to feature on billboards around the town.

Here are just some of the stories written so far:

‘Fat Rascals make the world go round. Breakfast of champions.’ Breakfast by Ruby Fisher

Picked off one by one. Four… Three… Two… It’s You!’ Dark House by Simon Kernick

She slipped the one-way ticket into her purse, and smiled.’ By Positively Harrogate

The grass it grows, people worry, but it still grows’  The Stray, by Martin Edwards

‘Jewellery, an enduring symbol of love. Marry me? I will.’ Proposal, by Crown Jewellers

‘Dickens had it right, full of strange things and people.’ Harrogate by Sarah James

The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival runs from 23 – 25 October and will stream on HIF Player on the Harrogate International Festivals website. Special guests include: Bernard Cornwell; The Reacher Guy: Lee Child; Ken Follett; Natalie Haynes; Luan Goldie, academic and activist Elif Shafak; Hugo Vickers, Alexandra Shulman; Ariana Newmann; Jeremy Vine, Simon Mayo, Loyd Grossman; Rory Bremner, British Labour Party Politicians David Lammy MP and Jess Phillips MP; and the mother of Britain’s most musical family: Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason.

Discover the full programme here. and take flight with the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival this October.