Tickets to the Sunshine Coast Literary Association’s annual Awards Presentation Night are selling fast, with writers’ eager to know the names of the lucky winners of the 2012 SCLA Writers’ Competition.
The dinner will be held at the 4th Floor Restaurant on the Mooloolaba Esplanade on Thursday, 21 June at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
President of the SCLA, Bryan Ward said the competition had received more than 140 submissions this year, a great response to the competition being open for the first time 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,” Bryan said.
The Sunshine Coast Literary Association is a not-for-profit association dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and celebrating the literary talent throughout the Sunshine Coast region.
This year, Dr Venero (Veny) Armanno, a senior lecturer in writing at UQ, author and scriptwriter will present as guest speaker. Dr Armanno has published a collection of short stories and nine novels, three of which have been published internationally and in 2002, his novel The Volcano won Best Australian Fiction Book in the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards.
“We are lucky to have such an accomplished writer join us for the Awards Night,” Bryan said.
“We have returned the Awards Dinner to the 4th Floor again for 2012. Last year’s event was a fantastic night and a great opportunity to celebrate the literary talents of writers in the region,” Bryan 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 call 07 5450 2690.