Show off your writing in a Harry Potter competition

To celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, fans are being invited to take part in a writing competition run by Swindon libraries.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Swindon libraries are encouraging members aged 15 and over to write about what Harry Potter means to them in just 500 words.

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The competition will run from Wednesday, 27 to Sunday, 31 July 2016.  Swindon Library members can submit their entry to any library in Swindon and three winners will receive a copy of the script each.

The story is set 19 years after fans last saw Harry and the main focus of the story is Harry’s relationship with his youngest son, Albus.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be released on Sunday, 31 July, so Waterstones in the Brunel will be opening at 9pm on Saturday so readers are able to queue and get their pre-ordered copies at midnight.

Waterstones will be selling raffle tickets for one lucky winner to win their book and to be the very first person to receive their copy. Proceeds from the raffle will go to The Book Trust and The Youth Adventure Trust.

Coffee specialist, 222, will also be staying open to provide refreshments and Butterbeer, and sweet shop Sweets Galore will be out too.