The Darebin Mayor’s Writing Award is an annual award for writers who live, work or study in Darebin. This award acknowledges the literary skills of local people and recognises Darebin’s creative community.
This year’s award was for short works on the theme Migration: People and Places.
We asked you to tell us your story in 700 words or less, and received over 120 submissions from a wide range genres. Entries included heart felt stories of migration and transnational journeys, of community and people in far-off lands. Many entries were affirming stories about resilience, risk, hope and opportunity.
The 2017 Mayor’s Writing Award included an overall winner and two honourable mentions.
- Prithi Rao for her work titled ‘Last Week’s Lunch’.
- Sarah Walker for her work titled ‘Spread’.
Winner of the 2017 Mayor’s Writing Award:
- Terry Donnelly for his work titled ‘Advice to a Young Migrant’.
Congratulations to the winning entrants, thank you to all who took part. Look out for the stories in the next edition of n-SCRIBE