We are asking YOU to write a poem based on the ‘rule’ explained that month. Print it out or write it out very neatly, add your name and a contact number and/or email on the back and post it through the door of Sleepy Elephant, 41 Main Street, Sedbergh or email your entry to booktown@sedbergh.org.uk by the end of the month.

Your work will be displayed on the notice board outside Sedbergh Information Centre and also several online places (Sedbergh Community Forum, Booktown website, Lookaround website), so your work will be available for everyone to read. No names or contact details will appear.

We will chose a subject each month which applies loosely to Sedbergh life and hope at the end of the year to have a collection of poems that can be published.

Previous months’ entries

Poetry Challenge No 1 – Haikus about Spring

Poetry Challenge No 2 – Tricubes about Learning

Poetry Challenge No 3 – Blank Verse about ‘Sedbergh folk then and now’

Poetry Challenge No 4 – A Summer Ballad

Poetry Challenge No 5 – a sonnet on the subject ‘Coming through’

Writing Challenge No 6 – Prose piece about ‘My Life 2020’ – entries will be published here

Writing Challenge No 7 – December/January

Sedbergh Literary Trust is challenging YOU to write a piece about your experience and life in and around Sedbergh.  When we started we did not know anything about Lockdowns and face masks but now all the events of the last months have certainly given everyone new experiences to write about.

There will be several on-line places (Sedbergh Community Forum, Booktown website, Lookaround website) where the writing will be displayed (no contact details will appear), so your work will be available to everyone to read.

In the Spring we will be putting together all your contributions over 2020 into a book which will  be published by about April, so this is your last chance to participate.

The End of Year Challenge is to write a  prose piece, a short story or article, or a poem in any format.

The subject is up to you but please try to make it something which has some connection to our community of Sedbergh and district.

EMAIL your entry to booktown@sedbergh.org.uk by the end of January 2021

Or print it out or write it out very neatly, add your name and a contact number and/or email on the back and post it through the door of Sleepy Elephant, 41 Main Street, Sedbergh.