8 June 2005

Guest Judge wanted for poets' comp (VIC?)

From Murtoa's BIG weekend committee [site not updated since 2002, though some info might still be relevant], Barb Devers writes:
We can cover public transport fares, accomodation & meals for Sat night plus $100

The guest poet/judge will be required to
* judge all sections ( posted out on the 14th Sept) for judging - results need to be back to us by Friday, 23rd Sept, so as we can notify the winners.
* perform own work for 30 mins. opportunity to sell any published materials eg books/CDs

Time is 1pm - 3 pm, Sunday 2nd October.
If willing to run a writers/ poetry workshop at 10am -11 30am on Sunday morning, we can negotiate costs.
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Click for info about Murtoa's BIG Weekend.

1st WEEKEND IN OCTOBER

Dear Writers/Poets,
Once again you are invited to participate in Poets by the Pier, which is part of Murtoa's BIG Weekend. Poets by the Pier will be held on Sunday October 2nd, commencing at 1pm near the Lake Marma Rotunda. If weather is inclement, the event will be held at the Mechanics Hall in Duncan St.

We will be starting with the Guest Poet, presenting the trophies to the winners of the School sections. These winners will be invited to read their Poems. This will be followed by the Adults‚ section. Poets are requested to meet at the Marquee at 12.45pm to collect name tags.

We are limiting entries to one poem per section (5 minutes/500 words or less). Poets may enter all 4 sections for $7 or $2 per entry (to cover administration costs). Cheque or money order to be made out to SLAAM.

As with last year, we are running a pre-judged competition. The selected winners and runners up will be invited to read on the day. Prize money is $200 cash first prize & $50 cash second prize in each section-: Humorous, Romantic, Reflective & Local Theme, thanks to the generosity of our major sponsors, GRAIN CORP

The winners of the Adult section will be announced and prizes presented at the close of the Poets by the Pier.

A copy of your poem/s MUST reach us by 12th September for judging.

You will be notified one week beforehand if your entry has been selected to read on the day. Due to time constraints on the day we can only allow approx. 20 poets to read.

Please contact Bonnie via fax: 5385 2724, or PO Box 26 Murtoa 3390 if you have any queries. A BBQ is available 12 noon at Mechanics Hall, Duncan St for those wishing to buy lunch.

We are looking forward to your participation in Poets by the Pier.

Bonnie Faull
Voluntary Co-Ordinator Murtoa's BIG Weekend

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