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.

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

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n-SCRIBE is an arts and literary journal for writers and readers in the Northern suburbs.

Led by a working group of writers and editors, n-SCRIBE publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short story, journalism, creative non-fiction, memoir and images, once a year. We aim to uncover, celebrate and stimulate writing, arts and reading culture.

Visit Darebin Arts for more details.

Applications are open to those who live, work, play or study in the northern suburbs. Work is selected for publication by the working group through an open, blind submission process. n-SCRIBE is a free publication.