Shore Lines is set to bring writing to life at BREC!
The Shore Lines festival creates opportunities for established and emerging writers of all ages to have their work seen by a live audience.
Entries are open from Monday 26 January to Friday 27 March 2015 and will be judged by an expert panel from Edith Cowan University. There are two categories aimed specifically at young writers: one for primary and one for secondary school aged. A third category is open for all ages. There is an impressive range of prizes on offer including a week's residency at the Katherine Susannah Pritchard Writer's retreat for the open category winner to absorb themselves in their craft.
Unique to WA, the competition is open to all forms of writing for performance including song writing, playwriting, monologues and performance poetry. Competition winners are guaranteed an opportunity to perform their winning piece, or have their piece performed, in front of an audience on Saturday 23 May 2015 in the new and spectacular Sky Bar at BREC.
All entrants will have the opportunity to develop their performance skills during the Shore Lines workshop program. BREC can help to match up performers with writers who are a little more stage shy and prefer to stay behind the scenes.
In 2014, the top prize was awarded to Bunbury poet Xan Ashbury for her piece titled Right Down My Street. Xan performed alongside both shortlisted and prize-winning writers in The Cube at BREC and confirmed that the festival provided an amazing opportunity to hone her skills as a writer and performer.
"The workshops and festival definitely enriched my experience of living in Bunbury. It enabled me to meet other writers and feel part of a creative community. Since the festival I have performed poetry and stand-up comedy regularly and am looking forward to spending a week at the writer's retreat this summer," she said.
Now in its eighth year of life, Shore Lines offers an exceptional opportunity to writers in the South West and much further afield. The festival's new home at BREC will ensure the public are delivered an event of the highest quality. BREC's Special Projects Coordinator Colette McEntee said she was excited about this year's festival.
"Shore Lines brings together two really wonderful artforms: writing and performance. The festival will be really at home at BREC and we hope to put some amazing new works in front of people from all walks of life," Ms McEntee said.
With support from the City of Bunbury, the South West Development Commission and BREC's Community Access Partners Bunbury Port Authority, GWN7 and RadioWest, all Shore Lines events are free for the public to attend.
Not sure where to start? Why not attend our free workshop at BREC? Please note that workshop places are strictly limited so registration is essential by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Writing for Performance
Thursday 12 March - please contact email@example.com or call 9792 3111 for more information or to register.