May monthly meeting (online) is 17 May 2024MORE
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The Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award closes 30 April 2024MORE
May monthly meeting (online) is 17 May 2024MORE
Sparx entries for 2024 are now open!MORE
The Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award closes 30 April 2024MORE
May monthly meeting (online) is 17 May 2024MORE
Sparx entries for 2024 are now open!MORE
The Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award closes 30 April 2024MORE
May monthly meeting (online) is 17 May 2024MORE
Sparx entries for 2024 are now open!MORE
The Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award closes 30 April 2024MORE

Bette Martin

Bette Leone Martin joined the Society in December 2023.

She was born in Carlton and now lives in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. She writes short stories, articles, poetry, memoir and bed-time stories. Her work has been awarded short listings, commendations, and prizes in Australia and overseas, including competitions by Australian Fellowship of Writers (Vic,) Australian Fellowship of Writers (NSW,) Society of Women Writers (Tas.) and Society of Women Writers (WA.)

PUBLICATIONS:

  • How to Trace your Italian Ancestors for Australians and New Zealanders, (Hale and Iremonger Sydney, 1994;)
  • Italian Historical Society Journal, Special Edition 2013;
  • Grandma Bette’s Bedtime Stories, Busybird Press 2022;
  • Two Poetica Christi Press Anthologies; Imagine Maroondah Anthology; Ringwood Folk Club Concert reviews since 2013; Grieve Anthology, Hunter Writer Centre (NSW) 2021; Heading Southwards Anthology of Short Stories by Audio Arcadia (UK) 2022.

AWARDS:

Bette was recently placed first in Travel Writing Competition February 2024 by Anthology Magazine, Limerick Ireland, which will be published later this year.

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