mrmpp_2016_webBallarat Writers is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2016 Martha Richardson Memorial Poetry Prize, judged by acclaimed poet Emilie Zoey Baker.

The contest offers AU$1,500 to the winner, to be announced at the last Ballarat Writers meeting of 2016 on 30 November. The free evening starts at 7pm at Bunch of Grapes Hotel, 401 Pleasant St South, Ballarat. All welcome!

The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf” by Gaylene Carbis

“Rules for Dead” by Damien O’Brien

“Christmas Day in Harlaxton” by Vanessa Page

“In the Ear of the Beholder” by Ian Pettit

“Orange Blood” by Roger Vickery