More Writing and Publishing Opportunities – 2015 Alan Marshall Short Story Award

Entries are NOW OPEN – Enter your short story.

Winners share a prize pool worth over $5,000 in cash plus professional development.

For more information and to enter go to

Alan Marshall Short Story Award Anthologies

… On the Loose To be Caught and Read with Book Crossing

Keep your eyes on the lookout for copies of the Alan Marshall Short Story Award anthologies Write On… and Illuminations.

The anthologies will be ‘released into the wild’ and able to be tracked using the BookCrossing website:

The Alan Marshall Short Story Award is presented by Nillumbik Shire Council in partnership with Yarra Plenty Regional Library.

Invitation to Inaugural Gwen Ford Talk – An Evening with Helen Garner

As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for the Alan Marshall Short Story Award, this inaugural event honours the memory of one of the great contributors to the cultural life in Nillumbik Shire: Gwen Ford – gardener, writer, artist, social justice advocate, and friend to an entire community.

Guest speaker is, Helen Garner, one of Australia’s most loved – and read – writers. Helen will discuss This House of Grief, her most recent work, described by Peter Craven as ‘A magnificent book about the majesty of the law and the terrible matter of the human heart.’

The evening will also include a reading by Dennis Coard of the 2014 Alan Marshall Short Story Award Open Section winning story Last Man Standing by Michelle Wright.

Gwen Ford, whose anniversary falls in late March, was intimately involved with the Alan Marshall Short Story Award. Helen Garner is former judge of the competition. So all things come together for an evening of talk and fellowship.

Date: Wednesday 1 April 2015

Place: The Great Hall, Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham

Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Tickets: $10

A glass of wine and light refreshments will be provided

Bookings essential at (03) 9439 7712 or


Further information:

Clare Leporati | Literary Arts Project Officer
Nillumbik Shire Council | Civic Drive (PO Box 476) Greensborough Victoria 3088
9433 3126 | |


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