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ERIC Number: EJ800066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
First Fiction
Adults Learning, v19 n9 p15 May 2008
In June last year, "Adults Learning" described how a small learning centre, based in an old storeroom at a bus depot, was working to transform the workplace and the lives of its staff. To boost English learning among workers, the centre launched a short story competition. The resulting stories were collected and published in the book "First Attempts". First UK Bus took up the idea and a national story competition was launched in November 2006, resulting in the publication, this year, of "First Fiction", an anthology of short stories written by employees of First UK Bus. The national competition attracted nearly 300 entries from all over the country. One story, however, stood out, winning unanimous praise from the judging panel. According to competition judge Minette Walters, "Sleeping at Grandma's" (Magnus Cooke) is "a joyful story, written with simplicity, wit and warmth". This winning story is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom