Write the Surf Coast Arts Trail

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Writers Victoria

Surf Coast arts trail logo

Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in the inaugural Words from the Surf Coast Arts Trail project.

Running alongside the popular Arts Trail on 12-13 August, the new initiative will provide writers with a unique opportunity to actively engage with local artists and use their work as a source of inspiration for creative writing.

“Over the past six years, the Arts Trail has allowed more and more people to visit studios, galleries and other venues across Surf Coast to see artists at work, talk to them and explore their collections, said Writers Victoria’s Surf Coast Regional Ambassador Gail Chrisfield.

“This year sees the introduction of a literary element with Writers Victoria encouraging anyone who loves to write to get out and about over the Arts Trail weekend, seek out a piece of art they find inspiring, take a photo and produce a piece of writing about it.”

Participating writers are then welcome to present their words and photos at a free Words from the Surf Coast Arts Trail event at the Surf Coast Arts Space in Anglesea on Thursday 31 August 2017 from 6.30pm.

Prizes will be awarded for the best ‘open mic’ entries, with the event also featuring curated wordworks by several award-winning authors, including Mark Smith and Miranda Luby.

More information is available on the Words from the Surf Coast Arts Trail page on this website.

Writers Victoria acknowledges the support of Surf Coast Shire Council’s Small Grants program and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust in making this initiative possible.

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