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Wicked Young Writer Awards 2016 extends deadline for entries

Sabrina Mahfouz

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THE Wicked Young Writer Awards, created and supported by the award-winning musical Wicked, has extended the deadline for entries by an additional two weeks, giving young writers until March 25, 2016 to enter the awards.

Previously Posted: The award-winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz is joining the judging panel in the sixth year of the prestigious Wicked Young Writer Awards, which were set up by the team behind the award-winning musical to recognise excellence in writing and encourage creativity. The closing date for entries is March 11, 2016.

Sabrina Mahfouz writes plays, poems and librettos for theatre and television including: Paines Plough; BBC3; Kate Whitley; Futures Theatre; Theatre Centre and Aakash Odedra. She has been a Sky Arts Academy Scholar for Poetry, a poet in residence for Cape Farewell and an Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre.

Her creative work has been recognized with a number of awards including a 2014 Fringe First Award; a 2013 Sky Arts Futures Fund Award; an Old Vic New Voices Award and a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights.

Commenting on the Award, Sabrina Mahfouz said: “Young people’s writing is what makes me optimistic and excited about the future, so being involved in anything that encourages more of it is a huge honour, especially alongside such legendary judges. I can’t wait to spend cosy nights in reading the stories from the stars of tomorrow!”

Read more about the Wicked Young Writer Awards.