Annual General Meeting of SWWV is 22 August 2024MORE
Winners of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!MORE
Annual General Meeting of SWWV is 22 August 2024MORE
Winners of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!MORE
Annual General Meeting of SWWV is 22 August 2024MORE
Winners of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!MORE
Annual General Meeting of SWWV is 22 August 2024MORE
Winners of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!MORE

Announcements

Winners of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!

We are pleased to announce the winners the Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award 2024. With many thanks to judge Dr Rachel Matthews. Please note we have two 3rd prize joint winners. 1st prize: Beneath the Wailing Wall – Gayle Beveridge 2nd Prize: Glubbed – Nichola Thompson 3rd prize: Footy Boots – Fran Prem 3rd prize: Provenance – Alison Knight   Short-list Baiting Crabs – Elaine Chennatt Mrs Bartram’s Neighbours – Gayle Beveridge Returns – Eva White Swiped Right – Robyn Black The Tiny Mirror – Claire Denness The Woman Who Loved Noah – Rosanne Dingli   Longlist A Circle of Light – Trica Bowen Am I The Invisible Man? – Janice Williams Cerebral Incident – Nichola Thompson Flora’s Princes – Janice Williams Henry – Fran Prem Holding Samuel’s Legacy – Louisa Prince Jack’s House – Taryn Donohue Lost – Paula Wilson Nicked – Gillian Barnett Of Business in Great Waters – Janice Williams On the Edge – Clare Roche Paintbox – Kym Tyzack Puffer Jacket – Alida Galati Shadow Play – Beverley Lello Terra Astris – Ellen Cottingham The Laughing Wave – ...

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'For The Love Of Writing' festival is postponed

With regret, the Committee of the Society of Women Writers Victoria advises that its forthcoming online festival - FOR THE LOVE OF WRITING – scheduled for 21-24 February 2024 has been deferred until to later in the year due to unforeseen circumstances. We are sorry for the disappointment this will cause.  We will advise you of new dates for the festival as soon as possible.

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Winner of the Nance Donkin Award for children’s literature

Anna Ciddor announced as the winner of the Nance Donkin Award for Children’s Literature Melbourne-based children’s author Anna Ciddor has been awarded the Nance Donkin Award for Children’s Literature during an event celebrating Australian children’s literature. Ciddor is the seventh person to receive the biennial award which was established in 2009 following the death of writer and journalist Nance Donkin, OAM, a long-term member and supporter of the Society of Women Writers Victoria and past president of the Victorian branch of the Children’s Book Council (1967 – 1975). Nance was determined to validate authors of books for children and to encourage and make known a good writer for children deserving more recognition, and the Nance Donkin Award, established in her memory, does just that. Former maths teacher, Anna Ciddor, turned her hand to writing after the birth of her children. Writing became a way to satisfy her fascination with the gossipy details in history, ...

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Congratulations to the winner of the Kathryn Purnell prize

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2021 Kathryn Purnell Poetry Prize. The standard of entries was exceptionally high. Entries were received on a range of topics from people across Australia. After careful consideration, the following prizes were awarded, as judged by Tegan Schetrumpf: 1st Prize Solace’ by Beverley Lello 2nd Prize Cliff Paths’ by Mary Jones 3rd Prize Wild Swimming’ by Vanessa Potts  Highly Commended Understanding’ by Vanessa Hewson Hindsight’ by Judith Green Read the judge’s report or visit the competitions page ...

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