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A Writer On Writing: Write About The Royal Wedding

Sally Jenkins spotlights opportunies to write about royal weddings.

Louise Gibney is compiling an anthology of pieces about royal weddings. It might be about how you celebrated William and Kateís nuptials or your thoughts about the event. Alternatively recollections about previous royal weddings are welcome. Can you remember what you were doing in 1981 when Charles and Diana got married or were you around in 1947 when the Queen and Prince Philip tied the knot? Did you have a street party or watch all the excitement on a brand new TV bought especially for the occasion?

I remember watching the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson through the window of a television showroom in my lunch hour from work (no bank holiday for them!) and when Williamís parents got married I was part of a band that rang a quarter peal on our local church bells to mark the occasion. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thearchers/2011/01/what_is_a_quarter_peal.html
Proceeds from the anthology will go to UNICEF and all successful entrants will receive a copy of the book.

Entries should be between 500 and 2,000 words, double-spaced in 12 point, typed in a Word document. Donít forget to include your name, address, telephone number and email.

Post your submission to:

Louise Gibney
100 Avenue Road
MK18 3DB

or email: louisegibney88@hotmail.com
Closing date is 29th June 2011.

Alternatively, if youíre a poet (and can work to a tight deadline) have a look at the Royal Wedding sonnet competition mentioned on Helen Yendallís blog. http://blogaboutwriting.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/poetry-divine-results-write-a-royal-wedding-sonnet/


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