The festival launched its inaugural Hunter Region Microlit Competition late last year in partnership with Spineless Wonders. The four finalists are Amanda Berry, Kelli Hawkins, Jodi Vial and Karen Whitelaw. The winner will be announced during a session at this year’s festival and will receive $250. Short and Sweet: The Art of Microlit will be held on Saturday, 2 April, from 4.30pm in the Hunter Room in Newcastle City Hall and will feature the competition judges Bronwyn Mehan, Richard Holt and Joanna Atherfold Finn.
All four entries have been read by actor Eleni Schumacher and recorded for a special visual presentation by Richard Holt, a visual artist, who manages Big Story Small.