GCLP – “A Sense of Place” A Collection of Creative Writing inspired by Greensand Country

Saturday 01st May 2021 - Saturday 31st July 2021

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Greensand Country Creative Writing Competition 2021

In March 2021, Greensand Country Landscape Partnership commissioned a series of short courses in Creative Writing for Adults, Young People and Children led by Dr Tim Jarvis (Author and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Bedfordshire) and Daisy Henwood (Writer and Arts Producer).

Following on from the success of these workshops, Greensand Country Landscape Partnership launched its inaugural Creative Writing Competition on the 22nd April 2021.

Participants were asked to respond to theme of ‘A Sense of Place’ and to use the landscape, features and landmarks found within Greensand Country as their inspiration.

Greensand Country is a beautiful and loved landscape. It is defined by the Greensand Ridge, a band of higher ground stretching from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay, which rises out of the surrounding vales to create a locally unique environment. The area contains all of Bedfordshire’s remaining heathland, more than half of its woodland and 29 historic parklands.  It is a landscape rich in wildlife and cultural heritage, with its own special qualities and sense of place. A ‘green oasis’ of peace and quiet, rolling countryside and breath-taking views.

Entries in the over 18s category could be fiction, non-fiction or prose and a word limit was set of 1000 words. Participants had one month to respond to the challenge and these are the wonderful results.

To view this collection please click on the link below. The link will take you to Issuu, which is free and easy to use. Once in Issuu we recommend you viewing the collection in full screen.

If you would like a PDF copy of the collection emailed to you, please contact Community Arts Officer Sally Christopher at sallyc@greensandcountry.com.

Please note: we will be re-launching the Children and Young People’s Creative Writing Competition at the end of May. All information will be listed on the Greensand Country website and social media channels.

Photo Credit

Greensand Country website

Ampthill Park / cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Peter S – geograph.org.uk/p/6218944