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Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith

  • Young Northern Writer Award (highly commended), 2019
Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith

Rotherham-based writer, Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith (17), has always had a love for creative writing. She completed her first collection of ‘short prose’ at age 4 (Lauren’s Fairytales) and hasn’t stopped writing since! She has performed her work at open mics and had it published in anthologies from her writing group, Hive South Yorkshire. Lauren is also a creative writing mentor at the children’s literary charity, Grimm & Co, where she helps to pass on her love of language onto the next generation.

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