Love to write, sign up for this workshop

Judge and workshop facilitator Dr Kate Cantrell, centre, with district writers.
Judge and workshop facilitator Dr Kate Cantrell, centre, with district writers.

Want to write, but never been game to try? Or have you been putting words on a page, but would like some hints and tips?

Then the Macinyre Young Writers' Committee in Goondiwindi can help.

The Committee is conducting a workshop for those who have already begun investigating their creative talents. But, if there's enough beginner writers who show interest they will organise another workshop just for them.

"The workshop will be a great benefit for those who loves word and want to tell a story," Committee member Heather Haley-Scanlan said.

USQ lecturer Dr Kate Cantrell will conduct the workshop.

It will be held at the Goondiwindi State Primary School library on Sunday February 28.

"Kate has been the judge of our Open Writing competition for a number of years now. She is passionate about emerging writers and her in-depth comments on writers' entries have been supportive, constructive and incredibly beneficial," she said.

If you are interested in either the emerging writer workshop or a beginner's course contact Heather on 0427751144.

And if you are a school-age writer begin writing now. (The competition is limited to the Goondiwindi region)

More information about the annual Young Writers' Competition coming soon.

The Committee will use the workshop or workshops to launch its annual open writing competition.

So, don't keep your writing talents and ambitions a secret and enter.

Who can enter?

Entries are welcomed from writers 18 years and above. There is no entry fee.

Pages should be marked only with the story title.

The winners will be announced in The Goondiwindi Argus when judging is complete.

What do I write about and how much should I write?

Entries are accepted in any form of creative writing.

Subject matter is limited only by your imagination.

Adult entries should be limited to 2000 words.

You may submit as many entries as you like, but each entry must have a title and be attached to a separate entry form.

Conditions of Entry: Entries will not be returned. Authors should keep their own copy of their work.

The judges' decision will be final.

The committee reserves the right to alter the prize schedule, dependent on the number and quality of entries received.


The Macintyre Young Writers' Awards celebrated its 28th year in 20213 and continues to receive widespread community support from the many schools, parents and sponsors in our district.

For how to send in your entries and for further details about eligibility, contact Heather on 0427751144.