As you all know (hopefully!), our festival is on the 21st and 22nd of October — if you’ve had a chance to come along, we’d love to hear what you thought of your time with us.
You can complete our festival survey at this link.
If you could fill out our survey, we promise we’ll use your feedback to make our festival even bigger and better for the future.
Thank you for coming, and thank you for helping us out.
It’s that time of year again!
Southern Cross Short Story Competition 2017
Ballarat Writers Inc invites writers to enter the 2017 Southern Cross Literary Competition.
The competition asks for short stories to 3000 words, with an open theme.
First prize is 1,000 AUD, second prize $400, third prize $100.
The judge in 2017 is Maurilia Meehan. Maurilia is an award-winning Australian author. Her novels include Madame Bovary’s Haberdashery, The Bad Seed, Adultery, The Sea People and Fury.
The winning stories will be announced and read at an award presentation in Ballarat in November 2017.
Entries are open now and close October 16, 2017 at 11:59pm.
For competition terms, entry forms and further information, please head to this link.
Are you prepared to begin a great story, or take your story to the next level?
Ballarat Writers, in conjunction with Writers Victoria and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust, are please to announce our short story workshop with award-winning story teller, Maurilia Meehan. The workshop will be held on Saturday July 8th from 1–4 pm at MADE (the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka) in Ballarat.
We’ve just noticed that the portal for the Maurilia Meehan Short Story Workshop doesn’t seem to be working, but there are still some spots available! If you want to attend, please contact Irene at email@example.com or on 53320092 before 11.00am on Saturday. Don’t miss out!
Ballarat Writers Incorporated invites you to its second annual 50-50 Trivia Night. Last year was lots of fun, why not join in again?
Many generous sponsors have generously provided prizes for the night, including Mars Confectionery, Dan Murphy’s, Country Kids, Toyland and Toy World, to name a few.
What, Where and When?
A night of interesting literary and general knowledge brain teasers, games, a silent auction and a spinning wheel.
- Saturday 17th June beginning at 7 pm
- Ballarat East Bowling Club, Bradshaw Street, Golden Point
Tickets are $10 a head, with tables of 8-10 people. Come along and meet some new people, bring your own brains trust.
B Y O Supper. Drinks are available for purchase at bar prices.
Please send your booking numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15th at 5 pm. $10 per head will be collected on the night. A bonus is being planned for those who pre-book and turn up on the night!
More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Words Out Loud returns to Babushka lounge in Ballarat on Thursday, May 18, 7-9pm, for its next session of spoken word.
Writers, readers, poets – all word lovin’ folks with a hankering to share the love are invited along, with five-minute open mic spots on offer. Babushka has excellent sound and backing tracks can be accommodated. You won’t find a friendlier venue.
The event has a nominal theme of “the darling buds”, but as always, performers are encouraged to take the theme and run with it for their 5-minute slots – or ignore it altogether!
Entry is free, though a gold coin donation would be appreciated for this non-profit, community event.
Keep up to date at the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/wordsoutloud/.