Reading in Colour Writing Competition

by Yvette Gilfillan

Snap a photograph of anywhere in the world, and your frame will be illuminated with colour: the sunlit surface of a lake in fading shades of azure; the creamy white of melting ice-cream topped with rainbow sprinkles … the possibilities are endless. Our lives are flecked, striped and saturated with colour, influencing the way we think about real and imagined worlds.

Swap your paintbrush for a pen and submit a poem, short fiction or non-fiction to our ‘Readings and Music in Colour’ competition. Entries can be up to 300 words, and for just $5 per entry, you can be part of this creative, stimulating challenge. The competition closes on Friday the 1st of June, so get cracking and email your submissions to

The winner will be announced at the Wollongong Art Gallery on Saturday the 9th of June at 1.30 pm, in conjunction with the exhibition Chromophilia—a ‘riot of colour' with a dancing rainbow of different mediums. The winning entry will receive The Colours of History and Red Queen (pictured below), and the runner-up will receive The Taste of Blue Light and What's Your Favourite Colour?

Award-winning Australian author Sandy Fussell will lead the event, discussing the use of colour in writing and how it has influenced her own work. Selected SCWC authors will read from their works, and the Wollongong Conservatorium Jazz Combo will delight your senses with their lively, colour-themed music. There will also be an open mic, so read out a piece that has inspired you or bring your own creation.

Flick us a gold-coin donation for the event, and all of this will be at your fingertips! We would love to see you there.

As always, thanks to Wollongong Art Gallery for their incredible sponsorship.

Written by SCWC

Posted on May 03, 2018