Tickets to the Sunshine Coast Literary Association’s annual Awards Presentation Night are selling fast, with writer’s eager to find out the names of the lucky winners of the 2013 SCLA Writers’ Competition.
The dinner will be held at the Fourth Floor Restaurant on the Mooloolaba Esplanade on Wednesday, 19 June at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
President of the SCLA, Kerri Jackson said the competition had received a great response again this year, with the entries open to writers from the Moreton Bay and South Burnett Council areas as well as the Sunshine Coast and Gympie.
“If last year’s entries are anything to go by, our panel of judges is certainly going to have a tough time deciding the winners,” Kerri said.
The Sunshine Coast Literary Association is a not-for-profit association dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and celebrating literary talent throughout the Sunshine Coast region.
This year, Matthew Condon will be the guest speaker at the awards night. “With his multiple novels and short story collections, along with his prominence as a journalist, we are lucky to have such an accomplished writer join us for the Awards Night,” Kerri said.
“We have returned the Awards Dinner to the Fourth Floor Restaurant again for 2013. Last year’s event was a fantastic night and a great opportunity to celebrate the literary talents of writers in the region,” Kerri said.
There are some great prizes up for grabs with each category having a $200 first prize, $50 second prize, as well as certificates for all winners including Highly Commended entries.
Tickets to the event are $50 per person and include a decadent three-course meal. Children under the age of 12 are $20.
Numbers are limited and the event sold out for the past two years running, so don’t waste another minute to secure your place. For more information or to make a booking, please visit www.scliterary.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.