News Archive: August 2017

Imagining History Summer programme completed

10th August, 2017

The Young Walter Scott Prize runs a programme of creative writing workshops that take place in historical places, called Imagining History.  In these workshops, groups of young writers, guided by a professional writer, have special access to amazing and inspirational historic buildings, sites and landscapes, to do some active exploring and writing, and to be introduced to… Read More »

2016 winners’ anthology now available!

8th August, 2017

Our anthology of stories by the 2016 winners, Adventures in Time Travel, is now available in print or as a download. Lose yourself in different times and countries, and be inspired to write your own YWSP entry! The book features stories by the two 2016 category winners Demelza Mason and Alice Sargent, and two runners-up Sophia… Read More »

Demelza and Alice honoured at Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival

7th August, 2017

By Lindsey Fraser, administrator of the Young Walter Scott Prize   Every year we invite our two Young Walter Scott Prize-winners to the Borders Book Festival in Melrose, and we were delighted to welcome Alice Sargent and Demelza Mason, and their families, in June. They had both travelled quite a distance – Alice from Wales and… Read More »