Council

Darebin Mayor's Writing Award

July
The Darebin Mayor’s Writing Award is an annual award for writers who live, work or study in the City of Darebin. Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates local stories and local writers. The theme for 2021 was Recovery.

2021

The 2021 Mayor’s Writing Award was announced at an event held at Darebin Arts Centre on 28 July 2021.

WINNER ($2000 AWARD) TERRY DONNELLY –Our Plastics Family
HIGHLY COMMENDED (AWARDED $500 EACH)

KURT JOHNSON –Looking Up or What Chickens Taught Me About Community

MARK MILJONS-ROTOKS –Thank you COVID

The Award judges included:

Emily Brewin  Melbourne author and educator.
Clare Gaskin – Melbourne-based poet and creative writing teacher.
Nicki Greenberg  award-winning author and illustrator.