Work of young writers improving, says cultural officer
THE QUALITY OF work from junior entrants in the NIFCA Goddard Enterprises Literary Arts competition has improved tremendously this year.
Speaking this evening after the launch at Church Village Green in The City, cultural officer with the National Cultural Foundation Ayesha Gibson-Gill attributed the high standard to authors giving back to young essayists through teaching and parents recognising their children’s potential at young ages.
“Having a lesson structure that is about creative writing and not about passing the 11-Plus and creativity [helps children a lot],” she said.
Though a drop in the number of entrants was reported this year, Gibson-Gill said that they were determined to harness the interests of young writers, especially boys, through comic book writing. (MR)