Com­pe­ti­tion gets with the write stuff

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - PAUL MIL­TON BUT­LER

CON­FI­DENCE is a mag­i­cal thing and the win­ner of last year’s Reef Writ­ers com­pe­ti­tion Laura Mu­ranty said that was one of the great things she got from win­ning the com­pe­ti­tion.

“My story that I wrote last year was the first time that I had writ­ten any­thing since I was in year 12 at high school,” Ms Mu­ranty said.

“Writ­ing the story (Rain­bow Child) was im­mensely en­joy­able and to win the com­pe­ti­tion gave me great en­cour­age­ment to keep writ­ing.

“I would en­cour­age any­one to try it and to en­ter this year’s com­pe­ti­tion as I am pas­sion­ate about peo­ple ex­press­ing them­selves and this is a great op­por­tu­nity to do just that.”

Ms Mu­ranty has also re­cently com­pleted writ­ing her lat­est play After the Party which deals with teenage drink­ing.

After the Party has been writ­ten for seven per­form­ers and will be staged in Oc­to­ber and per­formed at the Clink Theatre.

Win­ners for this year’s com­pe­ti­tion will be an­nounced in The Gazette on Septem­ber 1.

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Novel ideas: Writer Laura Mu­ranty

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