Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc
Wendy's Newsy News, March 5, 2019
Damien Morgan, the owner of Stories Book Shop
in Launceston, gave an informative talk at our March meeting. He was so interesting and knowledgeable about the book industry we ran out of time. A good excuse to ask him back again later in the year.
If you would like to sell your books at our stall we are holding at Franklin House on Sunday, 24th March, you are most welcome to come along and do so. We will be setting
up our table at 9.30 a.m. The fair begins at 10.00 a.m. and runs until 2.00 p.m.
I would appreciate more articles and poems
for the next Stylus by the 30th March. Or maybe you have a book or books published and ready for marketing. Send me a short bio, a bit about the book/books, where they can be purchased and the price.
The 2019 SWWT short story competition will start soon. Information will be in Stylus and also on the website.
Bye for now,
Launceston meeting, Monday, April 1, 2019
The next meeting of the Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019, Launceston Library, Level 2, Room 1, 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Our homework for the next meeting is ‘It was a dark and stormy night……’
If you cannot attend, you can still email a story or poem on the theme to me, and it will be read out during the meeting.
Gold coin donation, raffle, tea and coffee. All welcome.
BITS n PIECES
Anne Wilde is looking for any member poets to come join eWings, SWWT's electronic poetry magazine. Contact Anne at: firstname.lastname@example.org
RESULTS ROBYN MATHISON POETRY PRIZE 2018
1st place - Rose Frankcombe, TAS - 'Miss Havisham Calls'
2nd place -
Helen Thurloe, NSW - 'Yellow Monday'
3rd place - Marilyn Humbert, NSW - 'spinning earth'
Highly Commended certificates were awarded to the following poets"
Helen Swain, TAS
Fran Graham, WA
Sylvia Hardy, NSW
Susan Lee Mason, VIC
Stephen House, SA
BJ North, TAS
David Terelinck, QLD
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition.
Details regarding our 2019 Robyn Mathison
Poetry Prize will be on the website later in the year.
SWWT ANNUAL SHORT STORY AWARD, 2018
Congratulations to the winners in the 2018 SWWT Short Story Award
Janeen Samuel, Morgiana, Victoria for The Phone Call
Place: Susan Gourlay, Queenscliff, Victoria for My Bedroom Window
Highly Commended: Carmel Lillis, Yarraville, Victoria for Tough Girls Can Cry
Commended: Brenda North, Brittons Swamp, Tasmania for Careful Thinking
Commended: Bette Martin, Park
Orchards, Victoria for Chiaroscuro
See top of page for details of the current SWWT poetry competition
ALICE AWARD, 2018
Warm congratulations to Sally Odgers, recipient of the perpetual Alice Award trophy, 2018, presented by the Society of Women Writers, Victoria.
SWWT COMMITTEE 2018-2019
The Society is very pleased to announce Mary Farr has been elected SWWT President for 2018-2019. Mary had previously been our conscientious secretary, a demanding
role but one that was approached by her with thought and diligence. Thank you on both counts, Mary.
with sincere thanks we acknowledge the tremendous generosity of Wendy Laing. Wendy has met much of life's adversity with a disarming smile and incredible stoicism.
In 2017 she, for the second time, took on the role of SWWT President. In her cool manner, she has kept the meetings focussed and intrigued by the various exercises and writing information she brought along to share each month. Having
previously served as Minutes Secretary, Wendy has now accepted the position of Secretary - and continues as editor of Stylus. Thank you for your dedication, Wendy.
also go to the hard-working SWWT Executive and committee for their generosity of spirit as they step forward in the various roles required to make a Society run efficiently: President Mary Farr; Vice President Robyn Mathison; Treasurer Anne Wilde (with assistance
from Ros Sydes); Secretary Wendy Laing; Membership Officer Ros Sydes; Website and Facebook administrator Rose Frankcombe; Committee Members Yvonne Gluyas, Eileen Litherland; Magazine Editors - Coffee Break, Robyn Mathison, eWings, Anne Wilde.
Sally Odgers won the Chocolate Poetry Competition at the Chocolate Winterfest in Latrobe on Sunday,
12th August. Congratulations, Sally.
It’s membership renewal time again!
Thank you for your support during the last
NOW is the time to renew your membership for 2018-19, starting July 1st.
Please note that those who paid at the June meeting do not need to pay again.
are still $25. You can pay your membership at our monthly meetings, or contact our Membership Officer, Mrs Ros Sydes by either phoning 6343 0943 or email email@example.com for more information.
You can also pay by direct deposit into the following account:
Bank Account Name: Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc.
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB: 067 601
IMPORTANT: Mark your deposit as either MEMBER RENEWAL - or for new membership application payments,
Scroll down for meeting details and SWWT's
Annual Short Story Writing Competition
Bye for now,
Scroll down to see the list of winning entrants in the 2017 Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award and the Robyn Mathison
Annual Poetry Prize.
COMPETITION WINNERS 2017
The Society of Women Writers, Tasmania Inc. congratulates all entrants who participated in the 2017 Margot Manchester Memorial
Short Story Award and the Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Prize.
Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award
1st Place: Send Me Home, My Friends by Freya Cox, Kingston TAS
2nd Place: Letter to Theo van Gogh by Michelle Collins, Glen Iris
Highly Commended: Conversations with an Outhouse by Graham McDonald, Denmark, WA
Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Prize
1st Place: Venice by Marion Pym Schaare, Brisbane QLD
2nd Place: The Shore that Shelters my Children by Damon O'Brien, Wynnum QLD
Highly Commended: Kokoda Trek by Janice Williams, Stawell VIC