Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc
Results of the Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize 2019.
Equal 1st Prize - ‘Degustation’ by Nicole Rain Sellers, Belmont South
and ‘A Barren Earth’ by Merlene Fawdry, Ararat Victoria
2nd Prize – ‘Foreclosure’ by Beth Clapton, Petersham NSW
Commended – ‘Sacred Ground’ by David Terelinck, Biggera Waters QLD
Commended- ‘Lament for Winding Creek’
by Averil Drummond, Brunkerville, NSW
Growth’ by Gillian Telford, Booker Bay, NSW
‘The Wet’ by Merlene Fawdry, Ararat, Victoria
The existing SWWT Facebook page is in the process of closing and a new one will emerge in 2020. Watch this site for details.
A MEMBER OPPORTUNITY: Untitled No. 7, a storytelling show
I’m a Melbourne-based poet and performer who will be coming to Hobart early January (Friday 10th and Sunday12th) to perform my storytelling show, Untitled No. 7, at Fringe at the Edge of the World.
I know it’s a hectic time of the year, but I’d love to offer Hobart's Society of Women Writers discounted tickets to come and see the show
if you’re at all interested. Just use the password DISNEY when buying an Adult ticket to get $5 off.
Untitled No. 7 is a joyfully ridiculous fairy tale about the curse of
potential and the holy grail of success. It’s full of pop culture poetry, punk rage and a liberal sprinkling of interpretive dance, and has been nominated for several awards (Best Performance – 2018 Melbourne Fringe, Best Cabaret Writing –
2019 Green Room Awards).
Have a wonderful festive season, and I really hope to see you in the new year, Telia
No. 7 at the 2020 Fringe at the Edge of the World
Dates: January 10th at 7.30 pm & January 12th at 6 pm
Venue: The Grand Poobah –
142 Liverpool St, Hobart
Get $5 off any Adult ticket using the password DISNEY
About Telia Nevile:
writer and performer Telia Nevile uses poetry, comedy and storytelling to explore everyday triumphs and the things we’re too ashamed to talk about. Untitled No. 7 received multiple award nominations, and critical and audience acclaim in both its 2018
Melbourne and 2019 Toronto seasons. Telia’s previous show, epic poem Poet vs Pageant, won Best Late Night Moment (2017 Montreal Fringe) and Best Emerging Writer (2015 Melbourne Fringe), and received nominations for Most Innovative Work (2018 NZ Fringe)
and Best English Performance (2017 Montreal Fringe). She has appeared at the Queensland Poetry Festival, the Castlemaine State Festival, the Melbourne Emerging Writers’ Festival, the Sydney Writers’ Festival, and the Melbourne Writers’ Festival.
LAUNCESTON MEETING FEBRUARY 3, 2020
New Year greetings to you all, may 2020 be a great year for all our poets, short story writers, novelists of fiction and non-fiction authors.
Please note that there will be no general meeting in January and the next meeting will be held in the Launceston Library on the 3rd February 2020 starting at 10 am. Homework is to write a story or poem with
a new year theme.
The next Stylus is due out at the beginning of February. If you have the time, could
you please send me stories or poems as I do not have any members work to include in this Stylus at the moment. I will need them by Friday, 31st January. They can be sent to this email address or my home address is in the last issue of Stylus. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold coin donation, raffle, tea and coffee. All welcome.
Bye for now, Secretary Wendy
ROBYN MATHISON POETRY PRIZE 2019 HAS CLOSED
Watch this space for the announcement of the winning entries.
RESULTS ROSE FRANKCOMBE SHORT STORY COMP. ROSE AWARD 2019
Rose Frankcombe Short Story Competition Rose Award
Judged by Sally Odgers
Earth Hour, Janice Williams, Stawell, VIC
A Patch of Earth,
Annabel Larkey, Sandy Bay, TAS
Seeking Paradise, Kerrin O’Sullivan, Middle Park, VIC
Earth to Earth, Christine Johnson, Rozelle,
Matchboxes, Jackie Mohr, Bellingen, NSW
from the Society of Women Writers, Tasmania
RESULTS ROBYN MATHISON POETRY PRIZE 2018
1st place - Rose Frankcombe, TAS - 'Miss Havisham Calls'
2nd place -
Helen Thurloe, NSW - 'Yellow Monday'
3rd place - Marilyn Humbert, NSW - 'spinning earth'
Highly Commended certificates were awarded to the following poets"
Helen Swain, TAS
Fran Graham, WA
Sylvia Hardy, NSW
Susan Lee Mason, VIC
Stephen House, SA
BJ North, TAS
David Terelinck, QLD
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition.
Details regarding our 2019 Robyn Mathison
Poetry Prize will be on the website later in the year.
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
See top of page 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.
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,