UPON THE STAIR. ‘Yesterday upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there, He wasn’t there again today, I wish, I wish he’d go away. When I came home last night at three, The man was waiting there for me, But when I looked around the hall, I couldn’t see him there at all! Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more! Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door. Last night I saw upon the stair, A little man who wasn’t there, He wasn’t there again today, Oh, how I wish he’d go away!’ (From a song for the play ‘The Psyco-ed’ 1899, and published as the poem ‘Antigonish’ 1922, by William Hughes Mearns, better known as Hughes Mearns. (Photo of stained glass window and staircase in Moorlands House, Auchenflower, Brisbane in 1984 [home of the mysterious Mayne Family] courtesy of the Brisbane City Council: BCC-L11-9566)
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.
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.
- 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.
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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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: The Brisbane City Council
What: CREATIVE EVENTS REGISTER
Entries close: Ongoing opportunity.
Contact: For more information, email email@example.com or
call (07) 3403 8888.
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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