BookNest Writing Competition and Activities
2023 BookNest Writing Competition
For those who live, work or study in the Murrindindi shire.
Open fiction (up to 3000 words).
Open poetry (up to 40 lines)
Young writers fiction (under18) (up to 1300 words).
For students of primary school age who live in or attend school in the Triangle area.
Primary students fiction (up to 500 words).
Awards event November11 3pm MIRA.
Next writers' meeting.
To be advised.
To contact us, use the form in the Contact page
2022 Writing Competition
Link to 2022 full terms and conditions.
Following a "covid gap", BookNest support of writing is being revived as a (usually) fortnightly meeting of writers and potential writers.
We will be meeting on Mondays (usually, but not always, fortnightly on yellow bin day) at MIRA from 2 pm to 4pm.
We aim to offer a supportive atmosphere for people of all ages and encourage them to write about what interest them: memoirs, short stories, humour, children's books, diaries, poetry, song lyrics - the list is endless.
There are no set-down rules for this group - we simply wish local people to come in and write.
Other BookNest Writing Events
We now have a blog for small pieces of writing
Over 2019, BookNest organised a series of 5 writing workshops led by established writers.
This led to a "Reading our writing" evening event at MIRA.
Following this, a small group of (mainly) workshop participants met monthly to discuss writing.
Early in 2021, BookNest organised two evenings at MIRA where published authors talked about their books.
Goulburn Valley Writers Group are based in Shepparton. Their website has a range of resources including sales of the magazine publishing their writing and a link to current writing competitions.
Other links about writing
Writing about plague (from The Conversation)
A publisher's helpful suggestions. (From The Guardian)
Short Course: Spelling for on-line bigots (from The Shovel}
It's at times like this ... that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young.
Why, what did she tell you?
I don't know. I didn't listen.
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