Generation Lockdown Writes

Generation Lockdown Writes

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‘Generation Lockdown Writes’ is a collection of the winning entries from a creative writing competition launched at the beginning of the first coronavirus lockdown in April 2020. The competition was open for young people aged 7-17 and the only rule was that submissions had to provide an insight into what life was like for them in lockdown.


A collection of winning entries from the 'Generation Lockdown Writes' competition

April 2020: the UK is deep in the first lockdown. Young people are left rootless, without school or friends and isolated at home. In this enforced alienation, a creative writing competition, ‘Generation Lockdown Writes’, was launched for young people from the ages of seven to seventeen. The only rule was that submissions to the competition had to provide an insight into what life was like for them in lockdown – to open up windows of homes and experiences across the UK. Some of our finest authors for young people stepped in to judge the ten individual categories, and the entries flooded in. Generation Lockdown Writes is the final collection of the winning entries, chosen from over six thousand entries. The beautiful and varied pieces offer a unique insight into what life was really like for young people during this historical moment. We enter many different worlds and are given a remarkable insight into the range of emotions that young people felt. From moments of fear to joy, this is a collection of writing that will linger in the memory for a long time.

Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to BookTrust.

Edited by Amy Langdown

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Author Amy Langdown (editor)
ISBN 9781915261113
No of pages 120
Format Paperback
Publication Date 30 Mar 2022

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