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’ – Entries will be displayed here soon

Writing Challenge No 6 August – Prose piece about ‘My Life 2020’

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 5 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.

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 writing that can be published.

August’s Challenge is to write a  PROSE PIECE, short story or article on the subject –

‘My Life 2020,’  in 500 words or less.

Hopefully we are now beginning to feel as though things may be calming down so this subject is designed to let you write about  your experiences lately.

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