Monday, 28 April 2008

Something wild

A while back I posted the entry Wild at heart that focused on Peter Green's Beyond the Wild Wood: The World of Kenneth Grahame. I forgot to mention the Kenneth Grahame Society, whose site has a deal of biographical and bibliographic material, as well as a discussion forum. If you're of a creative turn of mind, the Society is running a Short Story Competition: free entry, circa 5000 words, the story to be a "sequel, prequel or countertext to The Wind in the Willows". Of the competition, which marks the centenary of the book's publication in 1908, the organisers say:

This is a unique opportunity for creative writers everywhere to write a short story in the same style as The Wind in the Willows and have it published. It is, similarly, a unique opportunity for academic writers to use creative writing as an alternative approach for presenting some new insights into the book. And it is an opportunity for all to pay homage to their favourite book and add to The Wind in the Willows canon.

Looks an interesting brief.


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