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Marathon Writing Competition 2014

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by Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (subscribe)
Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Event:
On Your Mark Get Set, Write
The annual Marathon Writing Competition run by the Society of Women Writers WA this year will be on Saturday 22 March.

The competition will run from 9.30am to 4pm at the Citiplace Community Centre in the Perth Railway Station Concourse. Participants will be given a series of writing prompts by Helen Iles, prize-winning author and poet, publisher and editor.

Helen Iles, SWW, Marathon Writing
Helen Iles, SWW President and Author (Photo courtesy of SWW)


Helen, who is also the President of the Society of Women Writers WA, says "The objective is to unlock your creativity and get first draft words on the page, rather than polished stories".

There will be ten challenges, each lasting 25 minutes, with awards for the longest pieces produced in the nominated time blocks. The overall winner will receive a trophy.

Helen Isles, SWW, Marathon Writing Competition
Judith Huang, Winner of the 2013 Competition (Photo courtesy of SWW)


Take your favourite pens - notepaper will be supplied.

Places are limited so book your place by calling 0415 840 031 or email swwofwa@gmail.com.

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Why? Do you need inspiration to ignite your creativity? This might be it.
When: 9:30am
Phone: 0429 116 395
Where: Citiplace Community Centre, Perth Railway Station Concourse
Cost: $20
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