Entries for the 2018 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize are now open
Dear Poet -
The annual $2500 prize has been generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO to celebrate Australian poetry. The winner will be announced in August, with travel to the awards ceremony covered in addition to the prize. Entries close on Friday 1 June 2018.
Poetry shapes our culture. None believed this more so than Professor Dawe, one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary poets.
Professor Dawe believed that universities should support the study of Literature and promote the Arts in Australian society. His decision to sponsor this prominent Literary Prize is ongoing, living proof of his conviction.
About Bruce Dawe Bruce continues to write passionately with his most recent work, Border Security, published in 2016 at the age of 86. As Australia’s best-selling living poet, Bruce has had a varied career from joining the RAAF in 1959 to working as a labourer, farmhand, clerk, gardener, teacher, and much more.
The Western Australian Museum is calling for members of the public to share their thoughts about the literary works they think best reflect the spirit and place of Western Australia.
WA in Words is a project launched by the WA Museum as part of the 2018 Perth Writers Festival.
WA Museum CEO Alec Coles is encouraging people from around the State to get involved.
“We are calling for people to tell us about the works they think best sum up the spirit of WA. Our State has been evocatively described through novels, poems, songs and plays in many ways, so we want to hear about the works that mean the most to Western Australians,” Mr Coles said.
The Museum is seeking WA in Words submissions which will be incorporated into a beautiful paper installation at the Perth Writers Festival, and used to inform the content for the New Museum for WA, which will open to the public in 2020.
“The New Museum is being developed with a People First approach, and the voices, and the writings of our people will be featured heavily throughout the new galleries.
“Some of the submissions sent in for the WA in Words project may feature in the New Museum along with the words penned by authors who have expressed their thoughts about WA through their works,” Mr Coles said.
“We are not just looking for examples of popular works, but of a range authors and writers.”
Submissions are now open and can be made via the WA Museum website: http://museum.wa.gov.au/wa-in-words. Contributors are asked to submit the title and author of the work, and describe how it made them feel or think about WA.
“Submissions can be from novels, poems, theatre or songs, and it doesn’t matter if they’re by local, national or international writers,” Mr Coles said.
One lucky contributor will also win a book lovers prize valued at about $1,000. Spend two nights away at Hyatt Regency Perth with $150 worth of books from Boffins Books, while indulging on a hamper filled with gorgeous WA produce.
Entries close on Wednesday 28 February 2018.
WA in Words is supported by Hyatt Regency Perth and Boffins Books.
Nicanor Parra, an eminent Chilean scientist-turned-poet who revolutionized Latin American verse by rejecting its flowery diction and forging a stripped-down, confrontational and darkly comic form that he dubbed “anti-poetry,” died Jan. 23 at his home in the La Reina section of Santiago, Chile. He was 103.
Overland is seeking stories from new and emerging writers for a special online fiction edition. Submissions close 11.59 pm Sunday 4 February 2018, with the edition available mid April.
Guidelines for submission
Stories can run from flash fiction to longer short stories, but the maximum word length for submissions is 4000 words.
Kindly note: writers may submit no more than two stories for consideration for this special issue.
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Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig have found that different processes occur in the brains of classical and jazz musicians, even when playing the same piece of music. The findings, published in an article titled Musical genre-dependent behavioural and EEG signatures of action planning. A comparison between classical and jazz pianists in the academic journal NeuroImage, found differences in the brain activity of jazz and classical pianists, particularly in the way they planned movements.