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 brings readers and writers together online. The Monash Short Story Competitionis now open.

 

 

WordFest Launch

Ramona Koval

 

Tuesday 13 October 

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. Read more and book.

 

Short Story Workshop

 
Cate Kennedy

Saturday 17 October 

2pm - 3pm

Cate Kennedy 

Cate Kennedy is one of Australia’s most popular teachers of the short story form.

Bookings essential. Read more and book.

 

Short Story Competition
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14 September - 30 October

Now open for submissions

Short Story Competition

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Friday 3 December

Time to be advised

Short Story Competition Award Ceremony

Author Talks

Christian White

Tuesday 20 October 

7pm - 8pm

Christian White 

Christian’s latest book is The Wife and the Widow

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Alice Bishop

Thursday 22 October 

7pm - 8pm

Alice Bishop

Her first book A Constant Hum, tracks the lingering aftermath of Australian bushfire

Read more and book.

Tony Birch

Tuesday 27 October 

7pm - 8pm

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

 Read more and book.

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

Read more and book.

 

Short Story Writing Competition 2020

It’s time for you to craft your own story! The 24th 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.

Terms and Conditions

Entry Form

Competition dates

Competition opens: Monday, 14 September 2020

Competition closes: Friday, 30 October 2020 at 5pm

Prizes awarded:  Thursday, 3 December 2020

 

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: 18 September 2020