Stories sought to reflect our State
Literature-lovers from around the region have been invited to share the stories, songs or poems they believe best reflect the spirit of the State in a new project launched by the WA Museum.
Submissions to the WA in Words project will be incorporated into a paper installation at Perth Festival’s Writers’ Week, which runs from February 19 to 25.
WA Museum chief executive Alec Coles said some of the submissions would also be utilised at the new Museum of WA, expected to open in 2020.
“Our State has been evocatively described through novels, poems, songs and plays in many ways,” he said.
“We want to hear about the works that mean the most to West Australians.
“The new museum is being developed with a people-first approach, and the voices and the writing of our people will be featured heavily throughout the new galleries.
“Some submissions may feature in the new museum, along with words penned by authors who have expressed their thoughts about WA throughout their works.”
Submissions can be from local, national or international writers and can be from a variety of literary media.
Contributors will go into the running to win two nights at Hyatt Regency, a $150 voucher from Boffins Books and a hamper of WA produce. Entries close on February 28. For more information or to make a submission, visit museum.wa.gov.au.