WordFest 2020

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Spoken, Written, Crafted

WordFest is the annual literature festival of the Monash Public Library Service. This year's festival brought readers and writers together online. The Monash Short Story Competition results were announced on Thursday 3 December.

 

 

WordFest Launch

Ramona Koval

 

Tuesday 13 October: Event held

7-8pm

Ramona Koval

Ramona will be discussing the WordFest theme of Spoken, Written, Crafted in relation to her most recent book, A Letter to Layla: Travels to Our Deep Past and Near Future. Launch video now available.

 

Short Story Workshop

 
Cate Kennedy

Saturday 17 October. Event held

Cate Kennedy 

Cate Kennedy is one of Australia’s most popular teachers of the short story form. Video recording available soon for a limited time.

Event held.

 

Short Story Competition
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14 September - 30 October

Submissions now closed!

Short Story Competition

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Thursday 3 December

7pm

Congratulations to all the winners

Short Story Competition Award Ceremony

Author Talks

Christian White

Tuesday 20 October: Event held

Christian White 

Christian’s latest book is The Wife and the Widow. Video recording available soon for a limited time.

 

Alice Bishop

Thursday 22 October: Event held

Alice Bishop

Her first book A Constant Hum, tracks the lingering aftermath of Australian bushfire. Video recording available soon for a limited time.

Tony Birch

Tuesday 27 October: Event held

Tony Birch

Tony Birch is a writer of short fiction, novels and essays. He is also an educator and teacher of writing and history. Tony’s latest novel is The White Girl. Video recording available soon for a limited time.

Nyadol Nyuon

Thursday 29 October 

7pm - 8pm

Nyadol Nyuon 

Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. She will be discussing the impact of diversity and resilience on her writing. Video recording available soon for a limited time.

 


Short Story Writing Competition 2020

The 24th Annual Short Story Competition is a celebration of local emerging writers and was open to all members of the Monash community over the age of 12. The competition has now closed.

Prizes awarded:  Thursday, 3 December 2020 at 7pm by invitation only.

Short Story Competition Results

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

Prizes

Category A (12-14 years)

 Category B (15-17 years)  Category C (Adult)
1st Prize  $200  $300  $500
2nd Prize  $100  $150  $250
 3rd Prize  $75  $100  $150

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: 03 December 2020