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Set off on a literary journey with WRAP’s latest short story anthology

Curated & Created’s Writing, Reading and Pleasure (WRAP) programme has published a collection of 16 short stories, written by students and staff for a travel themed writing contest.

A young man sitting in a relaxed position outdoors, leaning over a notebook and writing. He is wearing a red hoodie and green jeans. A laptop and coffee cup are beside him on the grass.

Anthology 2021: Easyrider is available online now for readers to enjoy for free. A panel of judges handpicked the stories from more than 40 entries to WRAP’s short story competition in March. Inspired by Ashley Hickson-Lovence’s debut novel The 392, the competition challenged students and staff to write a 250-word story on the theme of a bus ride.

The judging panel, featuring Becky Cullen, Andy Taylor and Rebecca Butler from NTU’s Centre for Travel Writing Studies and Nadia Saleem, a WRAP student ambassador, commented on how impressed they were by the quality and creativity of the submissions received.

Eight writers in particular stood out, demonstrating their prowess with prose and winning a £25 book voucher as well as the chance to see their work published. Congratulations to our winners.

Student winners

Nicole Chapman, BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science – Forgotten
Justyna Cuglewska, BA (Hons) Marketing – Easyrider
Lucy Grace, MA Creative Writing – Let The Waters Under The Sky Be Gathered To One Place
Tara Lepore, BSc (Hons) Psychology – Untitled

Staff winners

Lucy Campion, Marketing Associate, Culture – A Lie in Plain View
Chardelle Farrell, Employer Engagement Team Coordinator, Employability – Stand
Helen McElroy, Programmes Coordinator, Nottingham Business School – In the BeginningAllyn Richardson, Subject Administrator, School of Arts and Humanities – Trig Takeover

In addition to the winning stories, the anthology also features eight additional pieces shortlisted by the competition judges.

Read Anthology 2021: Easyrider online.

WRAP is part of Curated & Created, NTU’s culture programme.

Published on 24 February 2021
  • Category: Culture; Curated & Created; Current students; Staff