People’s Choice Awards 2020

People’s Choice Awards 2019

Something magical happens when stories and poems are read aloud. The spoken word brings them to life.

People’s Choice 2019 session is looking for local writers from the western suburbs to read a piece of poetry or prose (no longer than four minutes) which they have written. Registrations close on Friday 7 June, unless places fill up sooner (places are limited and it will be first-come-first-served).

At the end, our encouraging and enthusiastic audience votes on whose work they enjoyed the most — who is the most interesting/entertaining/talented?

The first Willy Lit Fest started with it, and it has become a much-loved feature of the festival.

You can opt for the prose or poetry sections – there is a prize of wine for each, as well as runners-up prizes. Whether your reading style is hyper-active or cool and reflective (or somewhere in between), and whether or not you’ve read in public before, we’d love to hear from you.

We’ve showcased a wonderful line-up of writing talent over the years. Many presenters, like Jackie Kerin got their start at People’s Choice. Jackie once read a poem which was later published as a picture book, Phar Lap the Wonder Horse! This could be your four minutes of fame. (In fairness to other readers please limit your reading to 4 minutes.)

The People’s Choice will take place at Williamstown Literary Festival – (2019 details to be advised)

Places are limited, so register your interest by submitting your details via our entry form.

Entry Form