Launceston Church Grammar students will Write a Book in a Day

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: LINC Launceston manager Garry Conroy-Cooper and event coordinator Doug Grubert are gearing up for a day of manic writing for the annual Write a Book in a Day competition in July. Picture: Paul Scambler.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: LINC Launceston manager Garry Conroy-Cooper and event coordinator Doug Grubert are gearing up for a day of manic writing for the annual Write a Book in a Day competition in July. Picture: Paul Scambler.

Launceston Church Grammar students will be challenged to produce a book in 12 hours for the annual Write a Book in a Day competition. 

It may not be as easy as it sounds, however.  At the beginning of the event, students will be emailed a list of requirements which must be included in their work. They will then form groups of eight to 10 to plan, write, edit and illustrate their respective stories.

This year’s contest will be hosted at Launceston’s LINC building, which manager Garry Conroy-Cooper said will help “expose a LINC as more than a library.”

WRITING FOR A CAUSE: LINC manager Garry Conroy-Cooper and event coordinator Doug Grubert see the competition as a mutually beneficial collaboration. Picture: Paul Scambler.

WRITING FOR A CAUSE: LINC manager Garry Conroy-Cooper and event coordinator Doug Grubert see the competition as a mutually beneficial collaboration. Picture: Paul Scambler.

Competition co-ordinator Doug Grubert is a passionate advocate for getting children to be creative, and to practice real life skills.

“It gives them a real sense of purpose. They need to collaborate, they need to cooperate, they've got to delegate roles,” he said.

The competition will take place on July 28 and the entry fee for each team is $300, with $250 going directly to the Kids’ Cancer Project. Contact Mr Grubert on 0427 811 978 for more details.

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