Mansfield Courier

Bushy Tales writing competitio­n

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SCRIBES are scribbling.

Local writers have been busily creating, or else dusting off pieces of long-forgotten work and re-vitalising them, for the next Bushy Tales event which is part of the Spring Arts/High Country Festival.

Arts Mansfield is once again holding its hugely popular (and COVID friendly) local writing competitio­n about country life, for those of us who would love to be creative but cannot paint or sculpt or create glass masterpiec­es... but who can turn a deft word or two on paper.

Many of us have written bits and pieces about our rural lives, and this year again provides another chance for them to be brought together for a new publicatio­n of works in 2021.

Each year we have a theme to help get your creative juices flowing.

This year it will be ‘Rocks & Water’ where your writing may encompass either or both, may be all about it, or refer only obliquely to one of them.

Two judges will deliberate the finalists and winners, and all entrants will be invited to come and share in a recital evening, where works will be read out by their creators, so that all can enjoy the tall tales and true.

Poetry is now divided into two divisions, Bush Poetry and Other Poetry.

Prose writing has also been subdivided - into Short Story and Memoir, giving writers many opportunit­ies for finding their niche.

Entries close in early October, so writers are encouraged to get started.

You can also join in the Online Writers’ Workshop on Saturday, September 4 - see the Arts Mansfield website, or email kammycordn­er4@gmail for more informatio­n.

 ??  ?? WRITER’S THEME: This year’s Bushy Tales writing competitio­n theme is Rocks and/or Water.
WRITER’S THEME: This year’s Bushy Tales writing competitio­n theme is Rocks and/or Water.

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