Adult Spelling Bee @ Castlemaine Library | Goldfields Library Corporation

Adult Spelling Bee @ Castlemaine Library

Friday 12 May 2017

Do you fancy yourself to be an exceptional speller? Can you recite all those grammatical rules we learned at school – “i before e except after c” – in your sleep? Are you always wondering if embarrassing has one r or two?? Then it’s time to test your spelling prowess against your friends at our Second Annual Adult Spelling Bee, hosted by the Castlemaine Library on Thursday 18 May!

Participants will be drawn at random from the audience to demonstrate their skills on the stage, with a new group of spellers taking part in each of the four rounds. But beware – one mistake results in elimination!

The last speller standing wins a small prize, while MC Adam Ford will make sure spellers adhere to the rules and keep them on their toes.

“This year’s event will build on the success of our first Spelling Bee last year and aims first and foremost to be lots of fun for both audience and participants alike!” said Jess Saunders, Castlemaine Library Programs Officer.

“The aim of the event is for people to have a bit of fun, not as a super serious spell-athon. It’s great to be able to engage our library users in a different way, to stretch our thinking and have a laugh at the same time,” said Ms Saunders.

“People keep telling me that computers have ruined their ability to be able to spell, but I think that we are all better than we think we are! Ironically, did you know that one of the most commonly misspelled words is misspell?” said Ms Saunders.

Everyone that comes along will have the opportunity to complete a Spelling Test, so even if you aren’t chosen for the stage, there will still be a chance to win a book voucher from Stoneman’s Bookroom and to spell some long words. Be prepared for some questions on modern-day lingo too!

The Adult Spelling Bee will be held at the Castlemaine Library on Thursday 18 May from 5:30-6:30pm. Entry is free and tea and coffee will be provided.

Places are limited, so book your seat via