Newcastle Short Story Award Judge ‘In Conversation’

and Prize Ceremony

5pm – 6.30pm, April 5th

Room x204, NeW Space, Cnr Hunter & Auckland Sts

Hear Annabel Smith, judge of the 2019 Newcastle Short Story Award, discuss her experience judging this national competition and share her advice to writers including:

  • Judging the competition
  • Advice to writers entering competitions
  • Overcoming self-doubt and procrastination
  • Building confidence and pro-activity
  • Overcoming your blocking behaviours around writing
  • Retaining staying power, overcoming fear of rejection

Annabel Smith will be joined by our sponsors who will announce the prize winners of the

Newcastle Short Story Award

Dignitaries in attendance:

Professor Paul Egglestone, University of Newcastle

Lord Mayor of Newcastle City, Nuatali Nelmes

Kate Griffiths, Westfield Kotara

and representatives of all our sponsors.

Newcastle Short Story Award judge Annabel Smith

Annabel Smith is the author of The Ark, Whisky Charlie Foxtrot, and A New Map of the Universe, which was shortlisted for the West Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Whisky Charlie Foxtrot, published in the USA as Whiskey & Charlie, has sold in excess of 70,000 copies. In 2012 Annabel was selected by the Australia Council as one of five inaugural recipients of a Creative Australia Fellowship for Emerging Artists, for her interactive digital novel/app The Ark. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Edith Cowan University.

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