Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc
Wendy's Newsy News for February 2019
We will hold our next
general meeting on Monday, 4th March 2019 between 10.00 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Our homework for the March meeting is 'Birthdays' and all members are welcome to email or post a short story or poem to me which will be read out at the meeting if you cannot attend.
We will have membership cards to give out when our next round of membership fees are due on the 1st of July.
The results of the Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize will be know by our next meeting and information regarding dates for
our 2019 short story competition and poetry prize are still to be decided.
Bye for now,
Launceston meeting, Monday, March 4, 2019
The next meeting of the Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, is on Monday, 4th March, 2019, Launceston Library, Level 2, Room 1, 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Homework: 'Birthdays' (bring your
copy in to read or if you can't attend, send to Wendy for reading at the meeting) email@example.com
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
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
Scroll down 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