2019 Salisbury Writers’ Festival Opening and Awards Evening

There was plenty to be inspired by during Friday’s Salisbury Writers’ Festival Opening and Awards evening. The family friendly event was MC’d by The Amazing Magic Mike, who introduced fabulous keynote speaker and author Poppy Nwosu, who spoke about the passion for writing she’s had from a young age. And Poppy’s in good company – a number of budding young writers (and perhaps even future novelists!) were recognised at the event by Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM as winners of our Short Story Competitions.

Congratulations to all winners!

Winners of the Short Story Competitions

Junior Primary Class:

Winner: Burton Primary School: “There’s a Monster in the Classroom” – Reception

Highly Commended: Parafield Gardens R-7 “PG Powers” – Year 1

Lower Primary Individual:

Winner: Viha Kala “Super Sister Saves the Day”

Highly Commended: Mikayla Jackson “Meet the Chickens”

Middle to Upper Primary Individual:

Winner: Sophia Hussain “Home”

Winner: Jaydon Albrecht “The Dragons Awaken”

Highly Commended: Amelie Pfeiffer “The Book of Life”

Highly Commended: Yshi Tan “It Takes Persistence”

Highly Commended: Ethan Tarrant “It’s Gone!”

Lower Secondary Individual:

Winner: Patrick Fitzsimmons “Beyond all Redemption”

Highly Commended: Lily Grenfell “The Missing Girl”

View the photos from the Opening and Awards Evening

2019 Salisbury Writers' Festival Opening and Awards Evening

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