Josh Winning, who grew up in the area and studied at Anglia Ruskin University came in to talk to students about being a journalist and author. He writes for many film publications including Total Film and the Radio Times and has a regular blog. He is also a prolific user of Twitter. He has written 4 young adult novels, the first of which ‘Sentinel’ is set in Cambridge.
After an interesting talk about his work and the difficulties facing the magazine industry due to the wider use of the internet and social media, Josh answered questions from students.
He then launched a short story competition open to all students in the College which he will judge and give feedback – a wonderful opportunity for a student to expand their writing skills. There is also a prize of a signed collection of his books and a £10 Amazon voucher.