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YOUNG writers are being recruited for an inspirational new group.

The Portsmouth Writers’ Squad will meet once a month at the New Theatre Royal.

If you are aged 13 to 17 and into rap, playwriting, short stories, lyrics, poetry or flash fiction they would like to hear from you.

The monthly group is run by playwright Dinos Aristidou, who will encourage squad members to produce inspirational work, meet other young writers and gain valuable writing skills.

To apply, send a short written piece in any genre up to 500 words around the word bananas. Include your name, age, address and email address to Anna Jefferson, Creative Learning Manager, New Writing South, 9 Jew Street, Brighton, BN1 1UT or email The deadline is September 4. A selection workshop will take place on September 11.