LITERARY GOLD: Malcolm Foster was named Best Overall Writer in this year’s National Creative Writing Competition, organized by the JCDC. Second place went to Joan Francis, who was named Outstanding Writer. Third place (and the Special Writer award) went to Rohan Facey. Fourth place (and the title of Choice Writer) was presented to Malachi Dermot Smith. Danielle Willie was fifth, which made her this year’s Noteworthy Writer. Among the other awardees: Lesley-Ann Wanliss (Best Adult Short Story Writer), Michelle Ashwood (Best Adult Playwright) and Hugh Martin (Best Adult Novelist). Tee top entries in this year’s competition are currently on the national library tour, which ends in April 2018.