Marathon of the mind

Society of Women Writers to host marathon writing competition

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INK QUICK: You might be surprised how many good ideas a marathon writing competition can produce.

INK QUICK: You might be surprised how many good ideas a marathon writing competition can produce.

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Are you a writer who wants to know if they can go the distance?

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THE quick thinking and endurance of writers will be tested during a Society of Women Writers of WA marathon writing competition this Saturday.

The competition will take place from 12.30-5pm at the Citiplace Community Centre, located on the Perth Railway Station Concourse.

The competition will be run by the Society's chairperson Helen Iles.

Helen, the author of Bitter Comes the Storm, Fire in the Heartland, and The Horse Keepers, will give a series of writing prompts to spark the imaginations of writers.

Prompts in the form of a word, phrase, image or song will be used by competitors to generate ideas for their stories, poetry or articles.

There will be 10 challenges lasting 20 minutes each and the winner will receive a trophy and certificate, with prizes to also be awarded to second and third places.

"The aim is to produce first drafts, fresh new material for writing projects," Helen said.

"Don't worry about grammar, punctuation or spelling. Let the words spill out onto the paper. You will be amazed at how much writing you can produce."

The cost is $30 per entrant and the competition is open to men and women and writers of all ages, but bookings are essential

Competitors should bring their favourite pens. Notepaper will be supplied.

To receive a booking form email swwwabookingofficer@gmail.com or for more information click here.

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