Writers Contest & Cup

In early August, twenty-seven poets and storytellers took to the stage at The Penny black to share their creative talents with an enthralled audience. The jam-packed event included touching biographical performances, fantastical recitals, and absurdly funny routines. Newcomers to spoken word had the chance to mingle with some of the community’s veteran performers, and take their first shot at the special cup alongside yearly competitors, all within a cheerful environment.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the performers, particularly:

  • Thabani Tshuma – Encouragement Prize Winner
  • Sean O’Callaghan – Poetry Winner
  • Kelly Soderstrom – Short Story & overall Cup Winner!

Keep an eye out for the return of the Sydney Road Writers Contest & Cup in 2020!


Previous Writers Contest & Cups:

2018 – Basco Brunswick


2017 – Edinburgh Castle


2016 – Spotted Mallard


2015 – The Brunswick Hotel