Submission dates: 20th Feb –  21st April

Writing Competition:
Lands end – a piece of creative writing reflecting contemporary life
in Cornwall

Judges – Katrina Naomi, Des Hannigan & Linda Cleary.
Prose, poetry, fiction & non-fiction entries welcome.
750 word limit,
Age range 16-21.
£100 1st prize;
£75 2nd prize;
£50 3rd prize;
+ a year’s library membership & a slot in the 2018 Pz Litfest for the winners.

Artist in Residence


We’re hugely looking forward to having John Trigg here over the next two weeks. Do let us know if you’re interested in joining the workshops.

John has lived and worked in Penzance for 25 years and has exhibited widely throughout the UK and Europe. During the residency he will be working in the library, 10am – 4pm, and will be available to talk whilst he works. There will also be a display of John’s drawing books, paintings & sculptures.

WORKSHOPS: Start your own drawing book with John Trigg, including three seminars:

Tuesday 13th February, 11am – 12pm Introductory talk: Books as reference, drawings, notes, beginnings & ideas, drawing instruments. Followed by Q&A.

Friday 16th February, 11am – 12pm Seminar: Ideas on subject, outside connections, everyday life, research & progress. Followed by Q&A.

Thursday 22nd February, 11am – 12pm Seminar: Methods, themes, sequences. What is subject? Re-making experience – what is memory? Perception, observation, imagination.

*£6 members / £8 non-members (for all three sessions, including materials)

Saturday 24th February, 7pm Celebrating the end of John’s residency with drinks & a review of work created. All welcome.