Sto­ries sought to re­flect our State

Geraldton Guardian - - The Sauce -

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.

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