Library reopening 29 May 2020

Our libraries are reopening

The 2020 Boroondara Literary Awards are now open for entries. The awards showcase writers of all ages and have been running in partnership with the Rotary Club of Balwyn since 1999.

On the judging panel this year is:

  • literary crime author, Aoife Clifford
  • children and young adult author, George Ivanoff
  • poet, entertainer and poetry educator, Cameron Semmens

There is more than $5000 in prize money across the ages groups in our Young Writers' category and $3,500 in prize money for the Open Short Story category.

Winning stories will be published in the Boroondara Literary Awards Anthology 2020. Past anthologies are available on the library catalogue in print and eBook format. Search for 'Boroondara Literary Awards' to see all editions. 

Visit Enter the Boroondara Literary Awards for more details on categories, prizes and terms and conditions.

We are looking forward to seeing the work of our talented local writers and poets, especially during these unique times.