Short Story Competition
Previous WordFest Information and Competition Winners
WordFest is here!
WordFest is the annual literature festival of the Monash Public Library Service. The festival brings readers and writers together for a series of author talks, The Sir John Monash Lecture, writing workshops and two competitions: the Monash Short Story and SnapStory Competitions.
WordFest offers high calibre speakers and has built a strong reputation for rewarding, inspiring and memorable events.
To book an event, call the phone number listed against the event or book online.
Ross McMullin Author Talk:
Thursday 19 July 2018. 7pm - 8.30pm. Mount Waverley Library.
Award winning author Ross McMullin has produced a superb first-person narrative in Pompey Elliott at War and will bring Pompey Elliott’s story to life at this special event. For more information. Book online.
In Conversation: Heather Morris (with Claire Halliday):
Thursday 26 July 2018. 7pm - 8.30pm. Monash Civic Centre.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the debut novel by Heather Morris that is captivating readers everywhere. It is based on the true story of two Slovakian Jews who met and fell in love while surviving the horrors of the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.
Heather Morris will be interviewed by writer and journalist Claire Halliday. For more information. Book online.
Short Story Writing Competition 2018
The 22nd Annual Short Story Competition is a celebration of local emerging writers and is open to all members of the Monash community over the age of 12.
There are three categories of entry:
12-14 years, 15-17 years and Adult.
Cash prizes of up to $500 will be given to the winning entries.
Submit your entry online.
Short Story Competition closes on Saturday 28 July 2018 at 4pm
On Thursday 23 August 2018, we are holding an awards ceremony(evening event) in conjunction with the SnapStory Competition.
By invitation only.
The SnapStory Competition is a celebration of visual storytelling in the medium of photography. It is open to all members of the Monash community between the ages of 12-18 years.
There are two categories of entry: 12-15 years and 16-18 years. Cash prizes and vouchers up to the value of $500 will be given to the winning entries.
Submit your photo
The SnapStory Competition closes on Saturday 28 July 2018 at 4pm
On Thursday 23 August 2018, we are holding an awards ceremony (evening event) in conjunction with Short Story Competition.
By invitation only.
Previous WordFest Information
Julian Burnside: The future of Justice and Democracy in Australia. 10 July 2018
George Megalogenis: Sir John Monash Lecture 2017 Podcast
Previous Competition Winners
Short Story Writing Competition: 2017 Results
Short Story Writing Competition: 2016 Results
Short Story Writing Competition: 2015 Results
SnapStory Competition: 2017 Results
SnapStory Competition: 2016 Results