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Give it up for the Brisbane Comedy Festival!

21 BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL: DEMI LARDNER – DITCH WITCH 800. Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named demi lardner (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. Your virtue is pressed between the leaves of a hymn book. Winner of the Pinder Prize, Melbourne International Comedy Fesival 2018, and Winner Directors Choice, Melbourne International Comedy Fesival 2017. Flutter in to fairyland from Tuesday, 19 March to Sunday, 24 March, Rooftop Terrace, Brisbane Powerhouse. Tickets $24 (Tuesday–Thursday), $29 (Friday and Saturday), $27 (Sunday). A $6.60 transaction fee applies. Suitable for ages 15+ Visit the Festival website at www.brisbanecomedyfestival.com for the full program and to get your tickets. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)

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On these pages you will find competitions and other opportunities for authors, performance writers for stage and screen, illustrators and filmmakers. See entries below the quick list for more detailed information.   

In this section we list competitions open to writers of prose and poetry. Detailed information is listed below. Entries are in date order and those with deadlines looming are highlighted in red.   

  • It's that time of year again! The Australian Crime Writers Association is pleased to announce that they are now open for submissions for the 2019 NED KELLY AWARDS for crime writing. Entries close on Sunday, 31 March 2019.
  • The CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE is a FREE TOOL that makes it easy to find space for creative purposes. It includes a searchable database, case studies, resources and a regular newsletter that allows users to source and promote venues and spaces nationwide.
  • The Australian Writers’ Guild sponsors events, festivals, awards and programs that recognise, promote, reward and celebrate the work of screen and stage writers. See who’s eligible.
  • The Brisbane City Council is seeking public event visionaries for its CREATIVE EVENTS REGISTER. If you’ve got a bright idea, register now. 

For THEATRE/FILM/TV etc. Click here: THEATRE, FILM & TV 

 

Who: The Australian Crime Writers Association.

What: 2019 NED KELLY AWARDS

Entries close: Sunday, 31 March 2019.

Contact: See the full details of entry are viewable on the ACWA website at
https://acwa.squarespace.com/nomination-guidelines. If you have any queries, pleae do not hesitate to contact them at austcrimewriters@gmail.com

Cost: See the website for details.

What’s happening: The Rules. It's that time of year again! The Australian Crime Writers Association is pleased to announce that they are now open for submissions for the 2019 NED KELLY AWARDS for crime writing. 

The Ned Kelly Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes honouring our published crime fiction and true crime writing. In 2019, the categories are Best Fiction, Best First Fiction, and Best True Crime, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2019 Ned Kelly Awards are proudly sponsored by Booktopia.     

The Prizes: See the website for details.

 

Who: An initiative of the City of Melbourne supported by the Brisbane City Council.

What: CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE

Entries close: Ongoing resource.

Contact: Visit the website at http://www.creativespaces.net.au.

Cost: FREE TO USE.

What’s happening: The CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE is a FREE TOOL that makes it easy to find space for creative purposes and helps venue managers and owners to promote their spaces. It includes a searchable database, case studies, resources and a regular newsletter that allows users to source and promote venues and spaces nationwide.

Free Use: A FREE tool for users to find creative spaces and venue managers to promote their spaces.

 

Who: The Australian Writers Guild (AWG)

What: AUSTRALIAN WRITERS' GUILD SPONSORSHIP

Entries close: Ongoing opportunity.

Contact: Go go to the AWG sponsorship page for more information and email admin@awg.com.au if you have any further queries.

Cost: Talk to AWG about your idea.

What’s happening: The Rules. The Australian Writers’ Guild is proud to sponsor events, festivals, awards and programs that recognise, promote, reward and celebrate the work of screen and stage writers. They are also the proud sponsor of Best Screenplay Awards for a number of festivals and competitions. 

If your organisation would like to get in touch with the Guild regarding sponsorship, head to their AWG sponsorship page to find out what types of events and awards they sponsor, how they show their support, and what they expect from the events they sponsor. You can then download and fill out the AWG sponsorship form before sending it to admin@awg.com.au

 

Who: The Brisbane City Council

What: CREATIVE EVENTS REGISTER

Entries close: Ongoing opportunity.

Contact: For more information, email creative.communities@brisbane.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3403 8888.

Cost: NIL.

What’s happening: The Rules. The Brisbane City Council is seeking public event visionaries. Help imagine events, learn more about creative development opportunities and hear about ways to work with Council on the Creative Events Register. Receive email updates about expression of interest opportunities through the year. To register, visit http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/creativeeventsregister

 

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BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL: DANIEL SLOSS in X. Internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up star, Daniel Sloss returns to Australia with his new show, X. If you caught his interview on The Project, you’ll understand why people crawl over hot coals to see him. Brilliantly dark with razor-sharp wit and the ability to deftly spin a narrative, Daniel is a comedian who is, according to the New York Times, ‘dirty, sweet and clever.’ Returning off the back of two recent Netflix specials, Mr Sloss offers a slick and genuinely witty performance that comes with a warning that it deals with some challenging contemporary themes delivered with what the Herald Sun UK said was ‘precision timing, perfectly placed silence and unfettered confidence.’ Catch the man on Friday, 22 March and Saturday, 23 March 2019 at the Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse. Tickets for both performances are $37 and a $6.60 transaction fee applies. Suitable for ages 15+ Visit the Festival website at www.brisbanecomedyfestival.com for the full program and to get your tickets. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)