Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc
THE ALICE AWARD
The Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc., has this year the honour of presenting the prestigious Alice Award on August 6 at a dinner to be held at the Boat House,
Launceston, which will be attended by The Society of Women Writers, Tasmania patron Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AM, Governor of Tasmania, with keynote speakers Tasmanian author Rachael Treasure and journalist Alison Andrews
of the Country Courier, Longford. A biennial event, our fundraising is leading up to the celebrations in Launceston, when an Australian woman writer who has made a significant contribution to Australian literature will be presented with the perpetual Alice
trophy. She will then join a list of amazing women writers dating back to 1978 who have also won this award. The Alice Award honours Alice Booth, NSW,
who donated the seed funding for the award in 1978.
Eleanor Dark 1978
Judith Wright 1980
Kylie Tennant 1984
Ruth Park 1986
Nancy Cato 1988
Nance Donkin 1990
Elizabeth Jolley 1992
Mem Fox 1994
Patsy Adam-Smith 1996
Kathryn Purnell 1998
Jill Shearer 2000
Kate Grenville 2002
Dr. Margaret Scott 2004
Rosemary Dobson 2006
Dr. Brenda Niall 2008
Christobel Mattingley 2010
Susanna de Vries 2012
Libby Hathorn 2014
If you are interested in attending the dinner at the Boat House on August 6, please
North West and West Coast Students
To all North West and West Coast yrs. 7 to 10 students, here's a short story writing competition for you.
Go to: http://swwtstylus.weebly.com/ for your downloadable copy of the entry details.
The competition deadline has been extended to 8.00
p.m. June 30 - and email entries will now be accepted.
You could be a winner. Enter now!
Prizes: 1st $100.00; 2nd $60.00; 3rd $40.00 HC, C & Encouragement certificates
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.
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.
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