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Writers Weekend

The Best Australian Yarn

The Best Australian Yarn Sat 24 Feb Theatre, State Library of Western Australia $24
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Sat 24 Feb at Theatre, State Library of Western Australia, from $24

Presented in association with Writing WA

Short stories can have the power of a kiss or a bullet, and it's always a pleasure to see new practitioners of the form flex their muscles.
Join Writing WA CEO Will Yeoman in conversation with three of the winners in the 2023 Best Australian Yarn, the world's richest short story competition, with a $75,000 prize pool and a first prize of $50,000. 

Will Yeoman

Will was Literary Editor at The West Australian before moving into arts and travel. He remains a music critic for Limelight and Gramophone magazines. Will is artistic director of York Writers Festival and York Festival. Previously he was artistic director of New Norcia Writers Festival and Perth Festival Writers Week curator. A lover of literature (and comics!) from an early age, Will is also a keen classical guitarist who enjoys collaborating on spoken word and music performances with writers and poets including Stephen Scourfield and John Kinsella.

Time & Location

Sat 24 Feb

10am Theatre, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Northbridge / Yandilup



    • Pay What You Can: $24


Our suggested price is $24 but you can choose to pay any amount you’d like – from $0.

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Supported by

  • State Library of Western Australia and The West Australian

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