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Writers Unleashed Festival 2017
For many years, writers and readers from Sydney and beyond have relied on Writers Unleashed to bring interesting and thought-provoking presentations and workshops to them.
We look forward to doing it again for all of you in 2017. On Saturday, 19 August the Writers Unleashed Festival will feature the best in Australian talent.
Picture Book Writing Competition
The awards for our Writers UnleashedPicture Book Writing Competition for 2016 have been announced.
Our prize winners are:
First Prize goes to Angela Costigan with her entry Angus and Isobel. Second Prize goes to Stephanie Ward with her entry Best. Gift. Ever. Third Prize goes to Carol Ann Martin with her entry Where Do You Go To, Julia?
The Shortlisted Awards goes to:
Carly Taylor with her entry Bunyip in the Bathtub. Philomena Essex with her entry Mo’s Holiday. Jade Raykovski with her entry Roo and Dingo’s Switcheroo. Marianne Hamilton with her entry Felipe and His Sunflowers.
The Sutherland Shire Writers’ Festival, known as Writers Unleashed, is a growing community and literary event.
From humble beginnings, we have expanded our program to incorporate workshops, book launches and publishing consultations as well as the author talks and book signings.
With a strong focus on the promotion and support of Australian writers and publishers, the festival also aims to educate and encourage aspiring writers and illustrators.
Many of our presenters are at the top of their field, though we also love to promote newly emerging talents. The topics and genres of books and literature presented aim to reflect the diversity of writers within Australia.
This year we will be running sessions concurrently in 3 rooms, devoted to presentations by Children's writers, YA writers and Adult Writers. There also will be panel discussions at the final session.