The Sheila Malady Short Story Competition

The annual SHAKESPEARE ON THE RIVER FESTIVAL for 2017 will run between Saturday April 22 and Sunday May 7 at Stratford, Victoria.

The Festival has grown to include over twenty different events being performed over a two-and-a-half week period.

Of interest to SWWVic members, and writers in general, is the The Sheila Malady Short Story Competition.

Shakespeare is renowned for his inventive use of language, creation of new words and blatant use of time honoured tales of love, hope, murder and revenge. He has created some of the world’s most beloved tales, characters and gifted the English language with words we still use everyday. His works have been adapted, reinterpreted and extended as writers have wondered what if, what now and what next. Now it’s your turn.

At its heart, this competition is about celebrating and breathing new life into the works of Shakespeare by inviting writers to send their own creations. In 2017, the theme is Light/Dark. So sharpen your quills and send your best original short story of 2000 words.

Winners will be announced at the opening night of the Festival on Saturday 22 April, 2017. The opening of the Stratford on Avon Shakespeare Festival will be celebrated at The Courthouse Theatre, Stratford (66 Princes Highway) with the 2017 Arts Exhibition Opening at 6pm and the official Festival Opening to follow at 6.30pm.

For full details of the competition, and to download the entry form,  click here.

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