Melbourne Writers Festival 2012 is a destination for the curiously minded. Running from 23 August to 2 September, British actor, writer and director, Simon Callow, will kick off this year’s festival with a celebration of the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in his Opening Night Keynote address. The festival will also deliver a literary coup, bringing an all-star team from the internationally iconic magazine The New Yorker to Melbourne.
To celebrate this year’s festival, we’re giving away two double passes to any regular event of your choice (subject to availability). Simply email your name and details to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject ‘Melbourne Writers Festival’ by 25 July 2012 for your chance to win!
The official program will be launched this Friday, 20 July 2012, but e-bulletin subscribers will have access a day early for those of you who are keen to get a sneak peek. Subscribe to their e-bulletin today!
The Society of Women Writers of Tasmania (SWWT) has launched its 2012 short story competition.
They are looking for 1500-2000 word short stories on any topic. Entries must include the word ‘Tasmania’ somewhere in the story. Submissions are open to all writers within Australia.
Winners will be presented with cash prizes:
- First Prize: $250 plus trophy
- Second Prize: $100
- Third Prize: $50
- High Commended Entries: Certificates
The entry fee is $5.00 per entry.
The submission deadline is 1 May 2012. Winners will be announced on the SWWT web page on 3 July 2012.
Visit their website for more details and submission guidelines at swwt.org.au. You can also contact the President/Secretary on 03 6362 2850.
The South Melbourne Commons and the Australian Poetry Centre have teamed up to feature the Café Poet Program at The Commons Food Festival on Sunday, March 4.
In addition to food poetry read by Australian poets, the festival will also offer heirloom tomato tastings, music, kid activities, a sourdough bread workshop, and more!
For more information about The Commons Food Festival, visit the South Melbourne’s Commons website at commons.org.au.
To learn more about the Cafe Poet Program, visit the Australian Poetry Centre’s website at australianpoetry.org.