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Write on, Seniors

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

Cate Plink (left) gives her sister Cree Marshall, from White Cliffs, some writing tips. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Cate Plink (left) gives her sister Cree Marshall, from White Cliffs, some writing tips. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

By Emily McInerney

As part of a short story competition for Senior Cardholders, a writing workshop will be held at the start of next month.

The Department of Communities and Justice together with the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc (FAW NSW) run free short story competitions for Senior Cardholders.

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘resilience’ and the word limit is 1,000 words.

The top 100 entries will be published in the Seniors Card Anthology to be released by the Department of Communities and Justice in October/November 2020.

Anyone interested in learning more about the competition or picking up some tips, can register for a Writer’s Workshop on February 3.

The workshops will be run by FAW NSW vice president Cate Plink at the Sturt Club from 10am - 12 noon.

“For the first time, we will have a writer’s workshop in Broken Hill,” Cate said.

“It will promote the Senior Cardholders story competition and writing in the Far West.

“The idea is to help those who might be unsure of what to write.

“The workshop will start with a short speech by myself, I will talk about the theme and what would be expected from a story.

“The second part will be tips and exercises to get started.”

To register for the workshop contact Cate on 0458 375 256.

As well as getting a story published, the winners of the competition will go to NSW Parliament House for the launch of the book.

“It’s a popular competition, last year we had over 600 entries,” Cate said.

Entry Forms will be available on the FAW website www.fawnsw.org.au from February 1.

The forms are interactive, and the entry can be attached.

Submissions accepted from noon Saturday, February 1, until Monday, March 30.

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