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Hello everyone,
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 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

Account No.:10168834

IMPORTANT: Mark your deposit as either MEMBER RENEWAL - or for new membership application payments, NEW MEMBER.

Scroll down for meeting details and SWWT's Annual Short Story Writing Competition

Bye for now,
Wendy


 

 

NEXT MEETING, LAUNCESTON LINC, AUGUST 6, 2018, 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m., LEVEL 2 ROOM 1

Homework: Use the article How To Keep A Journal and write 150 to 200 words on any of the written ideas (article reads as follows):

A blank page, oh no! Once you get into the routine of writing in your journal each day, the fear will go away. But if you ever get stuck, here are a few ideas to get you moving again:

  • Where are you? Describe the location as if you’ve never seen it before. Find interesting details. Use your senses
  • Make lists. Your favourite words or foods, or dog breeds, wines - anything goes
  • What books do you wish you’d written? Why?
  • Write in the first person as one of your characters. What would they think if they were looking around your location right now?
  • Try a poem. A haiku is a nice challenge to get you thinking about syllables and the rhythm of words
  • Write a story in exactly 150 words. Choose one of these prompts - fire, magpie, broken, red, mist
  • Write a logline (one sentence summary) for a story you’ve written
  • What will your author’s biography be inside of your novel’s back cover? Write a current one. Now imagine a future you, who has become a huge publishing success. What does that bio look like?
  • Describe the house you lived in when you were ten, in the third person POV. Get both the physical and the emotional details down

Is journaling part of your life? If not, think seriously about starting a journal.


 

A Chocolate Poetry Competition is 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.
To request more competition information, including the rules of entry please contact Joy at email: wordsunited@maisonrond.com                                                                      or phone Yvonne on 041 332 1834.

The full winterfest program has been released. Download a pdf. from this link: https://www.chocolatewinterfest.com.au/program/


Tea or coffee is available at the SWWT meetings.

Gold coin donation.

All welcome.


 

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

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

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.

 


 


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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