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Friday, February 02, 2018

WA in Words - for the New Museum

 
The Western Australian Museum is calling for members of the public to share their thoughts about the literary works they think best reflect the spirit and place of Western Australia.

WA in Words is a project launched by the WA Museum as part of the 2018 Perth Writers Festival.

WA Museum CEO Alec Coles is encouraging people from around the State to get involved.

“We are calling for people to tell us about the works they think best sum up the spirit of WA. Our State has been evocatively described through novels, poems, songs and plays in many ways, so we want to hear about the works that mean the most to Western Australians,” Mr Coles said.

The Museum is seeking WA in Words submissions which will be incorporated into a beautiful paper installation at the Perth Writers Festival, and used to inform the content for the New Museum for WA, which will open to the public in 2020.

“The New Museum is being developed with a People First approach, and the voices, and the writings of our people will be featured heavily throughout the new galleries.
“Some of the submissions sent in for the WA in Words project may feature in the New Museum along with the words penned by authors who have expressed their thoughts about WA through their works,” Mr Coles said.

“We are not just looking for examples of popular works, but of a range authors and writers.”

Submissions are now open and can be made via the WA Museum website: http://museum.wa.gov.au/wa-in-words. Contributors are asked to submit the title and author of the work, and describe how it made them feel or think about WA.
“Submissions can be from novels, poems, theatre or songs, and it doesn’t matter if they’re by local, national or international writers,” Mr Coles said.

One lucky contributor will also win a book lovers prize valued at about $1,000. Spend two nights away at Hyatt Regency Perth with $150 worth of books from Boffins Books, while indulging on a hamper filled with gorgeous WA produce.

Entries close on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

WA in Words is supported by Hyatt Regency Perth and Boffins Books.

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