Central Coast libraries poetry competition open

Central Coast Library Service is seeking entries for its Poetry Writing Competition, which opened September 19.

Council acting manager Ms Beth Burgess said: “We will be hosting a number of poetry workshops during October to assist hopeful entrants to develop their language, characterisation, structure and dialogue skills, in order to build confidence and improve their writing. “We love that we can help boost the profile of creative writing across the Coast while simultaneously helping to improve reading and writing skills in our community.

Three age divisions will apply in the competition: junior (9-12 years), youth (13-16 years) and open (17 plus years). Winners of each division will receive a $200 gift card and writing gift pack to encourage a continued love of writing and further develop their skills. Winning entries will also be displayed in the Central Coast community on World Poetry Day, March 21 next year. The Poetry Writing Competition 2018 is open to current library members and residents of the Central Coast.

“With more opportunities than ever, I would urge everyone to become a member of our Library Service and take advantage of the amazing resources and services available. “It’s free and lasts a lifetime,” Ms Burgess said. Entries are open until 5 pm, Wednesday, October 31, and can be submitted in branch or online.

SOURCE: Media release, 19 Sep 2018 Beth Burgess, Central Coast Council