Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc

NEWSY NEWS FROM PRESIDENT WENDY LAING

Hello everyone,

It was a pleasure to have member Shirley Patton as a guest speaker at our June meeting.  Shirley's novel, Secrets We Keep, is flying off the shelves all over Australia in bookshops and Woolworth stores.  Do pick up a copy as it is an excellent read.  
 
***CHANGE OF VENUE FOR HIGH TEA
Please note that the new venue for our High Tea is Franklin House.
Date:     Monday, 9th July 2018
Time: 2.00 p.m.
Cost:    $20
The High Tea will celebrate the birthday of our Patron, the Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner.
We would be thrilled if you can join us.
Contact details to make a booking are:
Ros Sydes, 6343 0943 up to the 27th June or our Secretary Mary Whitehead at email yted5@hotmail.com from that date to Saturday, 7th July.


It’s membership renewal time again!
Thank you for your support during the last year!
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.
 
Membership fees 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 rsy59995@bigpond.net.au for direct debit details.

Our next Launceston meeting will be beheld at LINC on Monday, 2nd July commencing at 10.00am.  Homework is interesting.  At the last meeting we each wrote a six-word story and now this is to be extended into a short story to read at the next meeting.  If you were not there, write your own six-word story, enlarge it and bring it to the July meeting.

Yvonne Gluyas has asked me to tell everyone about a 'Chocolate Poetry Competition' being run in conjunction with the Latrobe Heat of the Australian Poetry Slam which will be held at the Chocolate Winterfest in Latrobe on Sunday, 12th August.  Do you like writing poetry and eating chocolate, now is your chance to do both.
Competition entries are free and close at midnight on Friday, 20th July. To request more information, including the rules of entry please contact Joy at email: wordsunited@maisonrond.com or phone Yvonne on 041 332 1834.

Bye for now,
Wendy




NEXT MEETING, Launceston, July 2, 2018

In Launceston we meet at LINC - Level 2, Room 1, 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. All welcome.

HOMEWORK:

Step One: If you haven't done so already, then write a six-word story.

Step Two: Expand your six-word story to a short story, 750 words maximum, and bring both along to the next SWWT meeting in Launceston. 

Tea and coffee available.

Gold coin donation.

 

PS: There is a poetry competition that is being run in conjunction with the Latrobe heat of the Australian Poetry Slam and which will be held at the Chocolate Winterfest, The House of Anvers, Latrobe, Sunday, August 12, 2018.  Poem entry fee free. Theme: chocolate. Entries close Friday, July 20. Any questions, ring Yvonne on 041 3321 834 or send your poem to Joy: wordsunited@maisonrond.com

Words United (see photo) will be performing at the festival.

The full winterfest program will be released on World Chocolate Day, July 7,  but here's a taster of what to expect at Latrobe: https://www.chocolatewinterfest.com.au/

Good luck.


 

SWWT ANNUAL SHORT STORY WRITING COMPETITION

It's on again, the SWWT Annual Short Story Writing Competition 2018 (formerly the Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story writing Award).

Scroll down for details or go to: COMPETITIONS 2018

 

Note: For all poetry buffs interested in the Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Award, this competition will be presented by SWWT later in the year.


 

TASMANIA'S NOMINEE FOR THE 2018 ALICE AWARD

Dear SWWT members, the prodigious Tasmanian female writer nominated for the Alice Award, 2018, is Sally Odgers. Congratulations on the nomination, Sally.

 


SWWT ANNUAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2018

The Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc. presents

SWWT ANNUAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2018

Word count betwen 1200 - 1500 words

Theme: 'Life Changing'

FIRST PRIZE: $200.00

SECOND PRIZE: $50.00

HIGHLY COMMENDED CERTIFICATES

COMMENDED CERTIFICATES

CLOSING DATE: 31st August 2018

The competition is open to all short story writers.

For further information (Rules) go to: COMPETITIONS 2018

or contact the Competition Secretary: wendylaing02@gmail.com


 

 


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.


 

MEMBERSHIP FORMS

For a copy of the Application for Membership or a Membership Renewal form, contact the Membership Officer at: rsy59995@bigpond.net.au

Please note: The membership fee is now $25.00 per annum


 

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 VIC

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


 

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Akhileshvari Dasi | Reply 01.09.2017 07.13

I've only just now discovered your short story competition and saw that entries closed yesterday! I have the perfect story to enter. Is it really too late?

Wendy Laing Coordinator 03.09.2017 11.41

It is too late for our competition so here is a good site to find competitions that are still open.
austwriterscompetitions/AWRFiles/competitions
Wendy Laing

Allan Lake | Reply 20.07.2017 11.32

Is the RM poetry comp only for women? If so, I have a problem.

SWWT Moderator 20.07.2017 14.31

No problem, Allan, both the poetry and the s/s comps are open to all. We look forward to receiving your entry. Thank you for the enquiry.

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19.09 | 10:41

can you please tell me where to see the results of last competition which closed on 31st August.
thanks

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03.09 | 11:41

It is too late for our competition so here is a good site to find competitions that are still open.
austwriterscompetitions/AWRFiles/competitions
Wendy Laing

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01.09 | 07:13

I've only just now discovered your short story competition and saw that entries closed yesterday! I have the perfect story to enter. Is it really too late?

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26.08 | 23:06

I like yous saide& love poetry

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