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Five students from NPTC Group who are taking the new A Level in Creative Writing have had their work published.
The short stories by students Courtney Wagstaff, Amanda Fleming, Anthony Radulescu, Jessica Reid and Joseph Hutchison, all aged 17, were entered for the ‘Young Writers’ competition by lecturer Beverley Wilson, and their entries won the judges over.
The creative writing competition attracts thousands of stories from across the country and the judges said that the five from NPTC Group were selected for publication based on ‘imagination, perception, expression and creative use of language.’
Their works, which included The Shadow Aspect; Never Grow Up and 360 Degrees now appear in A Twist in the Tale – Fiendish Fiction, are now available in the British Library UK.
In addition, Courtney Wagstaff was runner-up in the national Poetry Slam Competition - a live performance poetry event - held in Leicester annually. Courtney has also had her poem published in the slam poetry anthology.
The editorial team for The Twist in the Tale anthology will now go on to select school and college winners which could mean up to £1,000 being awarded if the NPTC Group is successful.
Beverley Wilson, Creative Writing lecturer, said: “It is a great achievement. I am very proud of them. We have some wonderfully talented writers in the College and these competitions give them a platform from which to shine.”
Pic cap: Talented students from NPTC Group, Courtney Wagstaff, Amanda Fleming, Anthony Radulescu, Jessica Reid and Joseph Hutchison find success with their creative writing skills.