Winners countdown.

Winners for the 2020 RB Writes competition are due to be announced 1st June. We look at stories that just missed out.

Raising Money for Samaritans.

Crime writers, including Reigate’s Niki Mackay launch digital anthology to raise money for Samaritans during the corona crisis. Reigate’s Niki Mackay is part of a group of crime writers who have published a digital short story collection to raise funds for the Samaritans during these troubled times. Alex North, author of The Whisper Man –…

Stories are in….

the 2020 round of Reigate and Banstead Writes has closed with many entries.

Schools are shut. Reigate and Banstead Writes is open for entries.

The annual competition asks for tales from our towns by our youngsters. Reigate and Banstead Writes is open for entries. We have received several entries already since opening our doors on 1st February. The original deadline day has now been extended until 10th April to allow more children aged 9-14 to scribe their 1,000 word…

Sussex Author Vashti Hardy hosts Reigate and Banstead Writes Awards.

Celebrated author of Brightstorm and Wild Spark will be MC at the awards afternoon on 19th June at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill. Vashti Hardy is a writer of children’s books living near Brighton in Sussex with her husband and three teens Brightstorm “A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will set your imagination soaring!” was shortlisted for…


Sara Wright reviews Excluded. It’s 2019, inner city London. Hamlet is grieving, Othello accused and Isabel forced against her will. Just some of the goings on at Cannon High as Shakespeare’s most iconic characters prepare to sit their GCSEs.