Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Ada Cambridge and Young Ada writing competitions. The prizes are open to writers and poets who live, work or study in the western suburbs of Melbourne. There are four prizes available: The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize – $1,000, The Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize – $500, The Young Ada Short Story Prize – $250 and the Young Ada Graphic Short Story Prize. The competitions close on Tuesday 8 March 2016 and the winners will be announced at the Williamstown Literary Festival in June 2016. Applications forms and conditions of entry can be found here.
"The whole weekend was absolutely brilliant. Huge thanks and appreciation to all the hard working team behind the scenes. Look forward to next year already! The atmosphere was very unpretentious and inclusive and a wide variety of choice."
"I have not attended for a few years but this year I found the program nicely diverse, interesting and inspirational and I found it to have a wonderful community and festival feel."
"I loved the Hub - it had the most warm and vibrant atmosphere - and the wonderful and gracious volunteers."
"It was a brilliant event, lots of interest, and great to focus on the literary talent in the West. I'll be attending next year."
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Willy Lit Fest 2017
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"Thanks to all the polite, cheerful and hardworking volunteers and for keeping the prices so incredibly reasonable! Soup was good too. Nice to see a literary festival organised so well in the West."
"Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 workshops I attended and can't wait till next year. To the organisers and all involved, well done and keep up the great work."
"I loved the onsite book store and the variety of sessions. Can't believe that I haven't been before, can't wait until next year. So many inspiring speakers with amazing knowledge and passion. A huge thank you to the organizing committee and the fabulous volunteers. Congratulations on a great event. As an aside I loved the little community free book stand in the hub."