by admin Events Judge No 1 . Tony QuarringtonLived in Folkestone since August 2016, and has a MA in Anglo-Irish Literature (Leeds) as well as a BA (Hons) in English & European LiteratureFormer career civil servantPoet, author and tour guideWriter of prose and poetic pieces on FolkestoneCurrently writing book on the history of the Old High StreetCo-chair of Write by the Sea (in Folkestone) writing groupCreated & runs Folkestone Walking Tours Judge no 2 . Karen Marwood . Write by the Sea and blog Karens WorldShe is a writer and prolific reader lives in Folkestone and studied at Canterbury Christ Church UniversityPresently she is writing a book and as well as some short stories.Last year Karen read total of 72 books for authors and publishers. Judge no 3 . Michele Sheldon Lives in Folkestone and works as a journalist/editor. She has a BA Joint Hons Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham She is an Award-winning author of short stories published in a diverse range of magazines and anthologies. She has participated in Plays performed at Folkestone Harbour Arm and Dover Castle and for a podcast. Co-host of live events in Folkestone with Hand of Doom Productions.