BBC Radio Scotland - Family Legends - Short Story Competition

  • BBC Scotland Radio and the Scottish Book Trust's Family Legends Short Story Competition

    Family Legends

    Family Legends is a short story competition run by BBC Radio Scotland and Scottish Book Trust.

    Free Family Legends Writing Workshops

    Would you like some tips and inspiration from a top author on writing your Family Legend? Scottish Book Trust are running free writing workshops across Scotland in the new year, with leading authors including Bernard MacLaverty, Robert Douglas and Willie Robertson. To find out more about a workshop near you and book your place, email or phone 0131 524 0168.

    Further Information.

    Every family has a story.
    Family Legends invites you to write a story about your family.
    It can be funny or sad, old or new.
    It could be about an event that lingers in the memory, or a character who's larger than life.

    It must be true and no longer than 1000 words.
    No previous skill in writing is required.
    The winning entries will be published in a book to be published by Scottish Book Trust and 5 stories will be selected to be broadcast on Radio Scotland's Book Café in 2011.

    The competition launched on October 11th 2010 on Radio Scotland's Book Café and closed March 31st 2011.

    You can read the stories at the Scottish Book Trust website.

    BBC Radio Scotland's Nick Rougvie has written a story about his Grandparents life during the cold war and Bill Whiteford shares a tale in Scots about his great-great-grandfather Big Rab Whiteford. Read it on the Radio Scotland blog.
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