AS the deadline for entries to this year’s Crocodile Prize national literary contest nears (entries must be in by Monday 30 June), another area of activity is revving up to full speed.
With the awards scheduled for Thursday 18 September, the attention of organisers is switching to the presentation event, writers workshop and Anthology launch which are all to be held on this same day.
The writers workshop will run from 9 am – 4 pm and is planned to be held in the American Corner of the PNG National Library.
It will feature as a special guest the award-winning Australian author Trevor Shearston, who has written a number of books drawing from his experiences as a teacher in pre-independence Papua New Guinea.
If you want to attend this workshop, you need to email me here including a brief statement of what knowledge you would like to get out of the experience.
Invitations for the awards ceremony, to be held at the Australian High Commission in Waigani, will be sent out over the next week to writers, sponsors and other people with a close association to the Crocodile Prize.
The ceremony will start at 5.30 pm and conclude with a reception for guests hosted by the High Commission.
It will include the presentation of the seven awards in the Crocodile prize as well as the book launch of the Crocodile Prize Anthology 2014, always a keenly awaited moment.
Numbers at the writers workshop will be strictly limited so, if you wish to participate, it is important to get your bid in early.