WordFest

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WordFest 2017

WordFest is the annual literature festival of the Monash Libraries. The festival brings readers and writers together for a series of author talks, writing workshops and two competitions: the Monash Short Story Competition and SnapStory.

WordFest offers high calibre speakers and has built a strong reputation for rewarding, inspiring and memorable events.

Extended SnapStory Competition

Sir John Monash Lecture - George Megalogenis

Held on Thursday 27 July, 6.30pm

Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 

George Megalogenis is one of Australia’s leading journalists and authors. He spoke on the rapidly changing story of Australia’s cultural, political and economic landscape. George is best known for his articles in The Australian, his work on ABC ‘Insiders’ and documentary series Making Australia Great. His books, Balancing Act, The Australian Moment and Australia’s Second Chance, cement him as Australia’s foremost political commentator.

Podcast now available.

Short Story Writing Competition

The 21st 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. This competition is now closed.

There are three categories of entry: 12-14 years, 15-17 years and adult.

Prizes of up to $500 will be given to the winning entries.

Key Dates:

Friday 2 June, from 10am, all library branches: SHORT STORY COMPETITION OPENS

Conditions and entry form 2017  no longer available. 

Saturday 5 August, 4pm

SHORT STORY COMPETITION CLOSES. Entry forms and short stories must be received by library.

Thursday 21 September: AWARDS CEREMONY (evening event)

In conjunction with SnapStory Competition (by invitation)

SnapStory

The SnapStory Competition is a celebration of visual storytelling in the medium of photography. It is open to all members of the Monash community between the ages of 12-18 years. This competition has now been extended until 4pm on Saturday 9 September 2017.

There are three categories of entry: 12-13 years, 14-16 years and 17-18 years.

Prizes of up to $500 will be given to the winning entries.

Key Dates:                                                         

Friday 2 June, from 10am, all library branches: PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION OPENS

SnapStory-Conditions-of-entry-EXTENDED.pdf (PDF, 1MB)  

Saturday 9 September, 4pm: PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION CLOSES

Thursday 21 September: AWARDS CEREMONY (evening event)

In conjunction with Short Story Competition (by invitation)

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Last updated: 18 August 2017