Top children’s author Anthony Horowitz talks about being a judge in this year’s Divine Poetry Competition on his blog yesterday. He says, “It was my friend, Anne Fine, who introduced me to the competition and I have to say I do absolutely love the chocolate” – glad you like it Anthony! (Divine followers will know that Anne Fine was the judge last year). He also says, “You have to write a poem (which can be rude, funny, sad, serious, whatever) called “If I owned a chocolate company” and the winners will receive large quantities of chocolate, book tokens and a recording of the poem by me. Since I have a stammer and a lisp, this may not be the best part of it, but I’d say otherwise it’s definitely worth a go”. Read the full post here.
Anthony Horowitz is famous for his cult children’s series Alex Rider which has sold millions of copies worldwide. His latest book, Crocodile Tears, is due out next month. Perhaps less well known, Anthony is also responsible for creating television smashit series including Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War.
Divine runs the Poetry Competition in partnership with Christian Aid. You can download a poster and a leaflet here which gives all the info you’ll need about the theme this year and instructions on how to enter. It’s open to all ages and there are some great chocolate prizes up for grabs (as well as book tokens) so get those poetic juices flowing – closing date 21st December. Good luck!