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On Sunday 4th October, the Henley Literary Festival announces the winners of their short fiction competition, taking its inspiration from the humble cup of tea. “It is said that ‘each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage”, says Dragonfly’s Georgia Ginsberg, “and we couldn’t agree more. For thousands of years tea drinking has been the perfect partner to thinkers, dreamers, readers and writers alike. We are excited to build on this great tradition and hope to spur the creativity of all budding storytellers.”

In celebration of the little green tea leaf, adult entrants were invited to write a story of up to 3,000 words, taking one of Dragonfly’s delightfully evocative tea names as inspiration: Emerald Mountain, Green Gaucho, Moonlight Jasmine or Swirling Mist.

Award-winning author Jojo Moyes, and Helen Lederer, the star of Absolutely Fabulous who recently published her first novel, lead a team of judges to find three winning entrants who will take home prizes ranging from £250 to £2,500. What’s more, the winning entries will be published in The Arbuturian in the week following the festival. An accolade indeed!

Opening on Monday 28th September, the 2015 Henley Literary Festival runs to Sunday 4th October. Featuring around 150 talks, Q&As and performances at venues around Henley-on-Thames from September 28 to October 4. Speakers already confirmed include Jane Hawking, Michael Morpurgo, Ella Woodward, Gyles Brandreth and the Archbishop of York. For more details of events and authors featured, visit Read our festival preview here.