The Val Wood Prize has become a staple on the International writing competition circuit since it began in 2014, awarding cash prizes to budding writers along with website publication of their stories.
Entrants have been challenged to address different themes over the years, such as women’s rights, history and the city of Hull but this year, the competition is challenging writers to get romantic and create a story in the form of a love letter.
Local authors will be featured heavily in the East Riding Festival of Words – the new look literature festival coming to the area in October.
The festival will be officially launched by Val Wood at Beverley Art Gallery on Thursday, 18 October, at 7.30pm. Val will be giving an exclusive reading of her latest novel, ‘A Place to Call Home’, which will be published in November.
Twenty five years ago Val Wood anxiously awaited the results of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Romantic Fiction, with her entry, The Hungry Tide. After winning the competition, it went on to become her first bestseller.
This year Val releases her twenty-third novel, A Mother’s Choice which, like the rest of her back catalogue, unfolds in the author’s beloved city of Hull and she is celebrating its release with a launch event and a book signing in her hometown of Beverley this Saturday.
Creative writers filled Hull Central Library this Saturday for the announcement of the Val Wood Prize 2017.
As Hull’s award-winning author, Val Wood has sold an estimated two million novels worldwide and continues to engage her fan base with the annual release of romantic and historical novels, set in the Nineteenth Century and based on fictional characters who live in Hull and the surrounding region.
Acclaimed author, Val Wood has launched her annual creative writing competition for 2017 and entries are now being accepted.
This is her fourth annual competition in association with Hull Central Library and to celebrate Hull’s City of Culture year, the prize is bigger and better than ever thanks to Beverley Building Society who are sponsoring the £200 winner’s prize.
Acclaimed author Val Wood releases a brand new paperback novel, No Place for a Woman this week and is celebrating with a special book signing in her hometown of Beverley, this Saturday at WH Smith Books.
Val will be appearing at WH Smith Books in Beverley on Saturday 14th January at 11am.