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Shore Lines Writing for Performance Festival 2016

Wednesday, 01 June 2016


The Shore Lines Festival is unique to Western Australia and creates opportunities for established and emerging writers of all ages to express themselves through the many forms of writing for performance, including song, short fiction, playwriting, monologues, and performance poetry.

Entrants will have the opportunity to develop their performance skills during the Shore Lines Workshop program to be held at ECU in July.

Entries will open from 1 July 2016 following the Open Mic launch event on 30 June 2016 at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre. The competition entries close on 31 August 2016.

There is an impressive range of prizes on offer including cash for Open, Primary and Secondary winners and runners up, plus an opportunity for the winner of the Open category to receive professional writing consultations with ECU’s published authors.

ECU Shore Lines Writing workshops

A series of workshops run by Rachelle Rechichi aims to provide participants with the tools and inspiration to write performance texts. Without focusing on a specific genre of writing, the workshops develop style and voice through word sound, and introduce devices that make the spoken word attractive. Participants will pull apart various texts including the Old English of Beowulf, Dada’s sound poetry, modern spoken word and hip hop lyrics to see what makes them sound great. Participants will put letters together to create new words and experiment with sound and near rhymes and will be encouraged to submit these and other works to Shore Lines, Writing for Performance Festival competition.

To prepare you for your competition entry for Shore Lines you might like to join one of the FREE workshops being offered in July.

Workshop 1 for Primary School students

Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Venue: Building 3.119 ECU South West campus
Facilitator: Rachelle Rechichi

Workshop 2 for Secondary School students

Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Building 3.119 ECU South West campus
Facilitator: Rachelle Rechichi

Workshop 3 Open Category

Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Building 3.119 ECU South West campus
Facilitator: Rachelle Rechichi

An additional Secondary student Workshop will be held as part of the City of Bunbury School Holiday program.  Check the website for details -  Unleashed! School Holiday Program

Each workshop can accommodate a maximum of 30 so booking is essential. Please email to reserve your place.


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