Recent necrology, 1-8 July 2009

Necrology – a list of notable people who have died recently. Now a regular feature on our blog.

  • Karl Malden, 1912-2009
    Method actor who thrived in roles written by Tennessee Williams, directed by Elia Kazan and opposite Marlon Brando
  • McNamara, Robert S., 1916-2009
    Technocrat who applied his brilliant business brain to the waging of war, particularly in Vietnam, despite private moral disquiet
  • Terry Sturm, 1941-2009
    NZ critic and scholar of Australasian writing, especially New Zealand popular fiction

Sun 2 August One-Day Short Story Competition

Writing handThe Christchurch Art Gallery is currently promoting a short story competition. It will be judged by Kate De Goldi, Gavin Bishop and Sally Blundell and is open to two age-groups.

Age groups
13–17yrs: 1500 words max.
First prize $250 and publication of short story in The Press.

18+yrs: 1500 words max.
First prize $750, publication of short story in The Press, one night at the Classic Villa, dinner for two at the Curator’s House and tickets for the Court Theatre.

9.30am: Register at the Gallery and get an information pack, which includes four of the twelve story triggers from within the Cultural Precinct to get your story started.

4.30pm: Entries handed in (late entries will not be accepted).

Registration Pack

On the day of the competition all entrants will receive a pack containing:

  • a registration form
  • a blank CD on which to burn your entry
  • a list of 12 story triggers from within the Cultural Precinct. At least four must appear in your story
  • a unique registration number.

Save yourself time on the day by pre-registering. Email with your name and category. You can then simply pick up your pack from the Gallery on the day.

Find out more:  Short story competition: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.