Launch of ZineWest 2014

ZWsquareZineWest 2014 will be launched on Saturday, 11th October, 11:30 for noon at the Parramatta Heritage Centre, 346 Church Street Parramatta, followed by ZineWest Word at 3:30 pm, Mars Hill Café, 331 Church St. Special note re transport/parking see below.
ZW14 Print Zine Launch program – Seminar Room (downstairs)
Entry: $5 to cover venue/equipment hire
11:30 am: Zines on sale @ $10 (writers and artists published can purchase first copy at $5) Award winners receive one free copy. Cash or cheques only please.
12 Noon: Light lunch including delicacies from Sah-Tein, tea/coffee; some GF/Vegan food available
Writers/Artists Group photo: 12:20 pm (not compulsory!)
12:30 – 2:30 pm Launch: Readings, awards and judges’ comments
First Prize for writing = $400; 2nd and 3rd prizes = Books from Giramondo
Best Prose, Best Poem and Editor’s Award
Book Award: Best Image
Please note we do not advise prize winners ahead of the launch.
2:30 pm – extra coffee/tea and photos if you have time
Door prize: Signed first edition title by a Western Sydney author.
Raffle! No obligation, but lots of new and pre-loved books – if your ticket is drawn, you have your pick.
Reading list: Did you want to read your work at the launch but haven’t told us? The list will be sent around soon so let us know asap.

ZineWest WORD: You are invited to attend our after party at Mars Hill Café, upstairs, 3:30-5:30 pm, where the talented musicians from the Songwriting Society of Australia share the stage with poets and writers. There are three music brackets and two Spoken Word competitions. The first Spoken Word comp is for invited ZW entrants only. The second comp is an Open Mic. You or your writing friends have three minutes to wow the judges (usually the musos) with poetry or prose. To be sure of getting a spot, sign on with MC Adam Marsden 3:00-3:15 pm. Gold coin donation.

Transport: The Parramatta Heritage Centre is about a ten minute walk from Parramatta train station or check your local bus service to the area. Car parking – at present the Heritage Centre cannot provide space for drop off and pick up on Church Street due to work on Lennox Bridge, and adjacent street parking is restricted. However you can still access the underground car park at the Novotel hotel 350 Church St, next door to the Heritage Centre, reasonable rates.
Need more info? Ask us.

Hope to see you all on Saturday 11th October

Sue Crawford

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