AUB is launching a Children’s Writing Competition to mark the 200th anniversary of one of the most beloved monster novels of all time

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published in 1818 but it has continued to excite and scare generation after generation.

The author, who is buried in Bournemouth, was only 18 when she started her book, and just 20 when it was published.

This autumn, the town is celebrating the rich cultural and literary legacy of Frankenstein with a festival offering a wide range of exciting activities and events for all ages.

The BA (Hons) Creative Writing course is leading the way with a competition hoping to encourage the next generation of young authors.