17 September, 2008

Pamela Travers is watching over you

The Fraser Coast region can count a number of writers amongst its past and present residents. Pamela Travers' most famous character, Mary Poppins, is all over Maryborough in most interesting ways. But most importantly, the region supports the Mary Poppins Literary and Art Awards, and the deadline for entries is coming up next week. The theme is fantasy, and the genres short stories, illustrated books and an artwork. It's always good to see a city supporting its young writers so they grow up to be .. bigger writers with publishing contracts and amazing literacy skills.
I've been invited along to judge a section, and I'm totally looking forward to the stories coming my way. Make them fantastical and thoughtful, creative and attention-grabbing (and pay attention to your grammar).

You know, every time you walk past Mary in Cherry Tree Lane, you can imagine that one day there'll be a statue of one of your characters on a street corner or in a park somewhere someday. Keep writing!

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What writing opportunities does your Council offer young people?

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