SCLA to reveal winners of this years Writers’ Competition

The Sunshine Coast Literary Association will host its annual Awards Presentation Night on Wednesday, 19 June, to announce the lucky winners of the 2013 SCLA Writers’ Competition.

The dinner will be held at the Fourth Floor Restaurant on the Mooloolaba Esplanade at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

President of the SCLA, Kerri Jackson said we have had a great response to the competition this year, which has been 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.

“The Writers’ Competition was first held in 2007 and has been run every year since 2009 so it is a key part of the Association’s calendar,” Kerri said.

“The competition is designed to provide an outlet for talented writers to showcase their work to peers and receive valuable feedback from professional and accomplished writers,” she 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.

Queensland author and journalist Matthew Condon is this year’s guest speaker. “Matthew will entertain guests with tales of this experience as the author of a number of novels and short stories,” Kerri said.

Tickets to the event are $50 per person and include a delicious three-course meal.

Numbers are limited, with the event selling out in the past, so book early to secure your place. For more information or to make a booking, please visit

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