The winners of the Kathryn Purnell Poetry Award are: 1st ‘You Are…’ Mary Jones. 2nd ‘Washing Her Hair’ Lorraine McGuigan. 3rd ‘Nest’ Lorraine McGuigan. Honourable Mention ‘Kangaroo’ Lorraine McGuigan, and ‘A Poet Speaks To Her Progenies’ Rhonda Poholke. The… Continue Reading
The Kathryn Purnell Poetry Prize is now open for entries. Entry is open to members of any of the SWW branches. Details and entry form available here or on the SWW Awards page.
At the November 25th meeting the annual Christmas competition was held with members given a four-minute time limit to read an original piece of their writing. Afterwards all enjoyed the festive buffet supplied on a ‘bring a plate to share’… Continue Reading
The annual SHAKESPEARE ON THE RIVER FESTIVAL for 2017 will run between Saturday April 22 and Sunday May 7 at Stratford, Victoria. The Festival has grown to include over twenty different events being performed over a two-and-a-half week period. Of… Continue Reading
Congratulations to SWWVic member Mary Jones for her 2nd placing in the Shakespeare Club of Western Australia sonnet competition. Described as ’a spirited, sprightly, well-constructed account of a historical incident’ Mary’s sonnet, The Wild Geese, celebrated the 1876 rescue of Irish… Continue Reading
Congratulations to Dr Clare Wright, winner of the 2016 prestigious Alice Literary Award. The Society of Women Writers biennial literary award is given in recognition of a distinguished and long-term contribution to literature by an Australian woman and this year… Continue Reading