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Creative writing challenge for young people launched alongside UK Tour of ‘A Monster Calls' – Monday February 3, 2020

A creative writing challenge has been launched alongside the UK Tour of A Monster Calls, based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Patrick Ness. The Monster Writing Challenge is a creative writing challenge seeking short stories inspired by the show and written by young people aged 10-25.

The challenge is open to individuals, school groups and community groups – anyone who has a story to tell. Each submission must be no more than 500 words and inspired by any of the themes that are present in A Monster Calls. These include family, grief, hidden emotions, truth, people are complicated, bereavement and friendship.

The deadline for submissions from those in the North West is Thursday 20 February ahead of the show’s run at The Lowry from Tue 25 – Sat 29 February.

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