jeudi 15 septembre 2011

Local Writers’ Word Festival 2011 – CALL FOR ENTRIES

Submissions close Friday 4 November

Event Information
The annual Woollahra Council Local Writers' Word Festival is seeking entries from budding authors wishing to be included in this year’s festival. We invite submissions from small-press or self-published authors of fiction, non-fiction or poetry living in the Woollahra Municipality or neighbouring municipalities. Ten shortlisted writers will be selected to present their work at the festival on Saturday 26 November.

The Local Writers’ Word Festival is about celebrating local, emerging talent. We’re giving writers the chance to have their work judged by industry professionals and providing a platform to showcase their work. Ten shortlisted writers will be interviewed in front of festival audiences and have the chance to sell their work on the day. Cash prizes of $500 for best fiction, non-fiction and poetry are up for grabs. For full Terms & Conditions for entry and to download an application form please visit

Not submitting any entries? Members of the public are also welcome to attend the festival. Come along to hear exclusive talks by Australian authors, poets and industry heads, attend a workshop on how to get published and meet some emerging local talent at this exciting community event.

Held in Woollahra Council overlooking Sydney Harbour’s famous Red Leaf Bay, this year’s festival features an eclectic array of guest speakers, including international bestselling author Adriana Koulias discussing her journey from struggling self-published author to international bestseller. Participants will also hear discussions on the state of poetry from The Red Room’s Johanna Featherstone and receive top tips on promotion from the Head of Publicity at Allen & Unwin, Andy Palmer. And Irina Dunn will be sharing her wealth of experience in the fields of publishing, editing and manuscript appraisal in a special one-hour workshop on how to get published.

Whether you’re an aspiring writer seeking recognition for your work or just interested in hearing talks by Australia’s leading writers, the Local Writers’ Word Festival is not to be missed. Places are limited and pre-purchased tickets are essential.

Booking Details:

For full Terms & Conditions for entry and to download an application form please visit:


Submissions close Friday 4 November.

Shortlisted writers will be contacted by Wednesday 16 November.

The Local Writers’ Word Festival is held on Saturday 26 November.


Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay


$20 (submission of work)

$40 (submission of work + festival entry)

$25 (general festival entry);

$20 (Woollahra Library Friends festival entry)

Booking: Call 9391 7100.

Please specify which festival events (talks/workshops) you would like to attend when booking.

Pre-bookings essential, places are limited

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