Encouraging young readers to write!

Encouraging young readers to write!

CALPE LIBRARY: Encouraging young readers to write. Prizes for Calpe’s budding writers.

THERE were 48 entries in the children’s story-writing competition that was organised by Calpe’s Municipal Library.

The competition was open to all children aged between six and 12 who were registered on the municipal Padron and they were asked to write stories centring on the theme of Covid-19.


First prize in the category for children aged between six and eight went to Melisa Alarcon Montoya.

The second category for eight to 10-year-olds was won by Alexia Cabrera Olah, while the prize for the 10 to 12-year-olds went to Miguel Perez Pastor.

Each received a tablet and a selection of books, with a selection of books for the runners-up in each category.

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Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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