Rhyme & Reason

Every year our Rhyme & Reason Fundraising Group publishes a book of writing, mostly by local writers of all ages, which is published in diary format in time for Christmas. It has been running for 26 years, raising money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care and provides an opportunity for many writers to see their work in print for the first time.

The 2017 Rhyme & Reason Writing Competition

This year's competition is now open, the theme is 'Freedom'.

Competition details: Entry costs £5 per piece for adults (£4 per piece for three or more entries) and £1 per entry for children. We accept poems up to 20 lines and prose entries up to 400 words. All proceeds, except for prizes, go to Rennie Grove and we have raised over £57,000 over the 26 years.

All winning entries are published as well as many of the other submissions. To enter the competition, please download a Rhyme and Reason Entry Form 2017 and submit it before 1 June 2017. Good luck!

The 2017 Desk Diary

The Rhyme and Reason 2017 desk diary will include winning entries from this year's poetry and prose competition and will be available for sale on this website in the autumn. For further information, please contact us using the details below.