Any radio play scripts out there? Got till next Monday to get them in.

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We just don't want you to miss this opportunity to be a radio celebrity.
Don't forget 9 SEPTEMBER is the DEADLINE

very SAD News this week!
No more Write In the Great Southern!
Perth Festival had to reconfigure its Great Southern program and unfortunately their partnership with Bookmark to present Write In the Great Southern had to be sacrificed.
We are incredibly disappointed but totally understand that sometimes difficult decisions have to be made. So with that this facebook site will be maintained very minimally. If you haven't already done so go and like Bookmark and keep up to date. We of course will be exploring ways to fill this gap. Any creative, inspiring, capable and energetic persons out there who want to talk 'what next' please contact Jo Smith 0428 434 327 /


Any poets want to get into a bit of multi-arts groove?

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Bookmark is with Suzie Kettle.

Heard of Paea Leach? well she's worth a hearing for sure! She's a dancer but she does stuff with poetry and sound and images etc. True multi-medi artist. And sh...e's doing a workshop - not for dancers but people of all art backgrounds - esp poetry. Happening in Denmark in early July. I'd love to encourage all poets to join this one.

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Heard of Poetry Comics? Check out the work of Tamryn Bennett. Incredibly inspiring. Any poets and visual artists out there in the Great Southern want to team up

Are you interested in developing your writing? Have you always wanted to write for kids? Join Deborah Abela, author of 20 children's novels, in a stimulating workshop where she'll give you tips, advice and guide you through activities to help you practice your skills and develop your talents even further.

More about Deborah:
Deborah loved reading as a kid and she aims for all her sessions tobe informative and interactive.. Deb trained as a teacher before completing a BA (Comm...s) at UTS where she studied film and writing, and after that, was the producer/writer of a children's TV show at Network TEN. Deb has won many awards for her books including a 2012 IBBY Outstanding International Book Award in the USA, KOALA, YABBA, Aurealis & the Speech Pathology awards.

Where: Albany Public Library
Date: Tuesday June 11th
Time: 9 am - 12 Cost: $50
Contact the Library for bookings on 9841 9331

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Visiting artist for POETRY KLIPS is Perth based poet and hip hop artist Mark Lloyd. Here's just one of his many links to his work. A very inspirational young man

Mark Lloyd is a performance poet with a passion for hip hop styles and storytelling. He won the Western Australian poetry slam competition in 2008.

hey all crazy creative teens. This one's calling you.
Work with Perth based hip hop artist Marksman and Albany artists Mic O'Doherty and Stan shaw for one week and produce a poem and a film clip to go with it. Then submit it to Great Southern Factor for inclusion in their youth film Festival Risky Shorts in early August.
Message Bookmark or call/text 0428 434 327

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Did you know it was all happening in Denmark this weekend? sure you did you just forgot. There is some fantastic voices warming up to belt it out over this Saturday and Sunday. Even got poets in there at a very funky festival club. Go online and find out how to get a ticket.

The Denmark Festival of Voice is a weekend of concerts and workshops in Denmark, Western Australia
Writing WA

Get your entries in for the Lyndall Hadow/Donald Stuart Short Story Competition run by the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA (FAWWA). 1st prize is $400, 2nd p...rize is $100 and there are two Highly Commended Prizes of $50 each. See link for details and entry forms. Entries close 1 June.…/

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Multi-award-winning Tasmanian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is delivering a do-not-miss creative writing workshop at Southern Edge Arts tomorrow evening! It's $25 and goes for 2.5 hours. Call SEA on 9841 6002 to book.
Here's more information:

"One of the most exciting voices in Australian Play writing arrives in Albany next week and SEA has been given the unique opportunity to have Fin host a writing workshop for our members and the general public. Finegan will talk about his own practice and experiences as a playwright as well as facilitate aspiring playwrights into generating new writing, both prose and play script."

ever wondered by old books smell so different - and yummy?

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Grammarly is with Josie Santos and 9 others.

“LIKE” if you love the smell of old books!

ooh yes plenty out there for the young and articulate. Go on give it a go

The Qantas Spirit Of Youth Awards 365 (SOYA365) is the leading grants program for emerging creative talent and this year it brings 11 key disciplines including interactive gaming, music, writing, film making, architecture and more.

The tireless Suzannah Lyons from Great Southern's ABC Open put this gorgeous community poem together during the opening of this year's festival. Well done Suzannah it's very cool. We love the grainy lighting.

On a summer's night, in a town called Albany, some people gathered to create a poem...

Did you know that Write In the Great Southern is run by Bookmark? Did you know that there are regular events and updates on the Bookmark facebook site? Go Like us and keep up to date of many other exciting writerly business

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ABC open hosted the opening event for Write In the Great Southern on Friday night. A gorgeous evening listening to local talent reading their generous, warm and at times emotional stories. Thanks to Suzannah for a marvellous evening and to all the contributors who took the mic.

A night of stories, laughter and empathy as ten 500 Words writers took their stories from the web to the stage.

At Word's Out this Sunday 7pm at the Albany Town Hall
ABC Open Great southern is offering to choreograph a poem by YOU the people of the Great Southern

Check out the example of what a finished one looks like from Queensland:

This visual poem was created for and by the people of Hughenden who, despite wet weather, attended their annual agricultural show.

500 Words Out Loud presented by ABC Open was on tonight at the Liberte - Thanks heaps Kester! An awesome evening. What a community of story tellers! Well done Suzannah....... But wait now Suzanna has yet another idea