You are all invited to the Award Ceremony for the inaugural Istoria Timor Writing Competition.
The Istoria Timor project received 10 entries during the competition run in 2008-2009. The novellas, each between 10,000 and 20,000 words, are from a range of genres and were Timorese men and women of all backgrounds and ages. These novellas represent (as far as we are aware) the first long-form, written fiction ever to be widely disseminated in Timor-Leste's indigenous national language: Tetum.
There is $1,300 in prize money to be awarded.
The afternoon will include a theatrical performance by Klibur Artista Teatru no Muzika Timor-Leste, poetry readings by Abe Baretto, Sandra Tilman and Naldo Rei and music from Melchior Dias Fernandes (Mely).
The ceremony will be held at Memorial da Paz, Lecidere (in front of the Bishop's house) from 16:30 to 18:00 on Saturday, August 1, 2009.
Please come and forward this to any and all who may be interested.