Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc
Read all about the Tasmanian nominee for the Alice Award to be held in Launceston, Tasmania, in August, 2016. Robyn Friend is a worthy nominee for this award,
as she has made a significant contribution to the betterment of the art of writing. She is humbled by the nomination and the Society of Women Writers wish her very good luck on the award night. Read here what The Examiner had to say on Sunday, May 22.
EXTRAVAGANZA BY THE LEVEN:BOOK FAIR
GET YOUR DOWNLOADABLE BOOK FAIR PROGRAMME HERE:
Saturday May 28! Write it in your diaries!
Extravaganza by the Leven:Book Fair!
Be there, it's going to be a biggie!
Tasmanian writers, writers, writers!
Remember: Saturday, May 28, 11.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Lots of exciting things will be on offer. Don't miss out! We want to see you there!
And the lucky winners of Draw 2 are!
NEW RAFFLE OPEN NOW!
Draw 3 closes 8.00 p.m. Sunday June 5
Draw 4 opens immediately after the close of Draw 3 on June 5
You can now purchase raffle tickets online by direct deposit email firstname.lastname@example.org
for payment details.
TICKETS ONLY $1.00 each!
Raffle enquiries email: email@example.com
To see the raffle prizes go to: RAFFLE PRIZES
Two winning tickets drawn each month.
Have a look at the raffle prizes to see what is on offer
New prizes added each month
Like something? Prize winners choose their
prize from the selection on offer
Raffle 3 drawn Monday, June 5, 2016 at the Launceston
meeting held in the Ida Burchill Room. Come along and join us on the day, we'd love to meet you. See 'Meetings' for details.
Details of winning tickets published here on the draw day.
Buy a book for $10.00!
Winners will be notified by email or telephone.
[All proceeds will go towards the Alice Award, a prestigious event to be hosted by SWW Tasmania in August, 2016. The recipient of The Alice (a perpetual trophy), will be chosen for her significant contribution
to Australian literature.]
A SERIES OF SWWT WORKSHOPS BEGIN!
Scroll down for details of the latest workshop.
THE REASON FOR THE WORKSHOPS
SWW Tasmania is looking forward to hosting the Alice Award in August, 2016. As a lead up to the prestigious event, whereby
an Australian woman writer who has made a significant contribution to Australian literature is presented with the perpetual trophy at the Alice Award ceremony, a fundraising series of workshops have been planned. The workshops, to be held at various locations
around Tasmania, will begin in February and work on through to June. This will be an exciting opportunity, a rare chance to meet and share writing knowledge in its various forms with our dynamic mix of presenters.
WORKSHOP, ULVERSTONE, SINGING WITH WORDS
Come along to the Isandula Room, Civic Centre, cnr Patrick & Victoria streets, Ulverstone, May 28, 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Learn how to turn your ordinary words into extraordinary song lyrics, with Annamaria Wilde. Bring a thesaurous if you have
one, a musical instrument, also if you have one. Bring yourself and have a wow of a time playing with words and music. See you there! Telephone Ros for your booking - now! 0418 365 253
NEXT MEETING, JUNE 6, 2016
The next Launceston meeting will be on Monday, June 6, 2016, in the Ida Burchill Room, 34-36 Paterson Street, Launceston, 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Homework: poetry or prose to 250 words, theme: ...not so great expectations...
Tea and coffee available (gold coin
CONGRATULATIONS Robyn Mathison Award
Congratulations to the 2015 winners in the
Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize.
We thank the judge, Karen Knight.
Damen O'Brien - 'Type Specimen'
Damen O'Brien - 'Agnosiophobia'
Iggy Kim - 'When your distant news'
Edith Speers - 'The Spirit Trees'
CONGRATULATIONS Margot Manchester Award
Congratulations to the 2015 winners in the
Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Writing
We thank the judge, Sally Odgers.
Janeen Samuel- 'Anabranch'
Christine Johnson - 'Landscape'
David Campbell - 'Flotsam'
'Mister Unpredictable' - by Mike Woodhouse
Emily Baker - 'Revenge is Sweet'
Catherine Deery - 'Swinging Gates'
Kerrin O'Sullivan - 'Riptide'
Carmel Lillis - 'A card carrying member of the human race'
Anne B Udy - 'Aftershock'
Bruna Costa - The
WINNERS, LTLA, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE 2015 LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA LITERARY AWARD:
First Prize: Tangea Tansley, WA - My Mother
Was a Russian Spy
Second Prize: Fiona Robertson, Qld - To See The Sun
Third Prize: David
Vernon, ACT - Worse Than Nobody
HC: Sharyn Munro, NSW - Last Rites For A Lover
King, SA - The Apple Pickers
Tasmanian Writer Prize:
Caroline Flood, Tas. - Krapoot Lek
Meg McNaught, Qld - The Steel Door
Newall, NSW - Rebetika
Kate Elkington, Qld - DNA
Peter Twohig, NSW - Beetlemania
CONGRATULATIONS, NEW SOUTH WALES
The Society of Women Writers, Tasmania congratulates the Society of Women Writers, NSW
on achieving 90 years in 2015!
WINNERS: 2014 ROBYN MATHISON ANNUAL POETRY AWARD
Congratulations to all the entrants who have acheived a placing in the inaugural Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Award, 2014.
We thank the poetry judge, Cameron Hindrum.
First Prize $200.00:
Marilyn Humbert, Berowra Heights, NSW - Counting Stars
2nd Prize $50.00:
Roger Vickery, Freshwater, NSW - New Year's Eve, Ruined Castle, Aguilas (Eagles)
3rd Prize $20.00:
Faie Dana Watson, Burnie, Tas - Shadow of Changi
Jan Colville, Mount Stuart, Tas - On Puget Sound
Jill Slack, Gayndah, Qld - Parallel Universe
Pauline Cleary, Echuca, Vic - Renewal
Faye Clavi, Mirrabooka,
WA - Termite Mounds
Roger Vickery, Freshwater, NSW - Two Satans
Kate Tongs, Rose Bay, Tasmania - Walking through Franklin Square
Ben Walter, New Town, Tasmania - We Didn't Throw Rocks at the Birds
WINNERS: 2014 MARGOT MANCHESTER MEMORIAL S/S AWARD
Congratulations to all the entrants who have acheived a placing in the 2014 Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award, 2014.
We acknowledge the generous sponsorship of Peter Manchester, and thank the short story judge, Sally Odgers
First Prize $200.00:
Janeen Samuel, Hamilton Victoria - Girl in a Garden
Second Prize $50.00:
Pauline Cleary, Echuca, Victoria - People Power
Michael Hunt, Lismore NSW - Keeping An Eye Out for Barbara and
Christine Johnson, Rozelle, NSW - A Piece of Fine Jade
Donna Lee Austin, West Hobart, Tasmania - Any Road
Carmel Lillis, Yarraville, Victoria - A Greyhound Called Forgiveness
Heather Webster, Langhorne Creek, SA - Peace by Piece
Erin Eiffe, Perth, Tasmania - Daughter, Daughter!
Vicky Daddo, Hazelwood South, Victoria - Water Lillies
Judy Rigby, Caroline Springs, Victoria - The Spider Orchid