Eastwood/Hills Annual Literary Competition 2020

A reminder that the 2020 Annual Literary Competition and Boree Log Poetry Competition close on Friday 15th May.

Certificates and monetary prizes are awarded to first and second place in each of our four categories. All details, guidelines and entry forms are found in the links below.

Note, there have been some changes to these categories so please read the Flyer carefully. Also, entries are now accepted via post and email. Payment can be made via direct debt, cheque or money order.

Lit Comp Cond. & Entry Form 2020

Boree Log 2020 condtions of entry, entry form

 

 

 

Annual Literary Competition Results 2019

Eastwood/ Hills FAW recently held our Annual Literary Competition Presentation Day. We are very pleased to congratulate the following 2019 Category Winners and place-getters.

Prize winners 2019

place

Title

Author

short story

1st

A sense of Place

Janice Williams

2nd

Bones of Death

Jim Briggenshaw

commended

Blast the Fish

Jim Kent

commended

Head Cheese

Janeen Samuel

commended

Writer’s Pride

Janet Upcher

commended

An Act of Closure

Terrie Ferman

Short Short story

1st

The Night Parrot

Kerrin O’Sullivan

2nd

Hells Belles

Jim Briggenshaw

HC

Heaven

Kerry Lown Whalen

Commended

The Cando Kid

Paul Hydes

commended

Rosie’s Present

Jim Brigginshaw

Poetry

1st

Kimberley

Richenda Rudman

2nd

Hyacinths and Biscuits

David Terelinck

HC

Snapshot of a Fishing Village

JLKoch

HC

Nana’s Undies

David Terelinck

HC

Swallows

Janeen Samuel

C

Spinsters

Janet Upcher

C

Song of Freedom

Mandy Langlois

C

Spitfire Pilots

Richenda Rudman

Memoir

1st

The Garrya

Janeen Samuel

2nd

Magpie Life Lessons

Don Horne

Boree Log

1st

The Struggle

Brenda Joy

HC

So Women Wept

Brenda Joy

HC

Imitation Eagles

Brenda Joy

C

Country Pubs

Janice Williams

C

Searching

Denise Aldridge

C

An Honest Man

Jim Kent

Eastwood/Hills Annual Literary Competition Results 2018

Short Story Section

First Place: ‘An Artist and his Models’, Helen Lyne, NSW

Second Place: ‘Lifesavers’, Margaret Campbell, Vic

Highly Commended:

‘Photo Opportunity’, Janice Williams, Vic

‘A Beige Room’, Jacqueline Trott, NSW

‘A Certain Sanctuary’, Philip Derone, NSW

Commended:

‘Can you Smell Sulphur’, Jim Kent, NSW

‘Being Neighbourly’, Margot Ogilvie, SA

‘Pilgrimage’, Kerrin O’Sullivan, Vic

 

Poetry Section

First Place: ‘Manji the Old Man Mad with Painting’, Shane McCauley, WA

Second Place: ‘Dirty Laundry’, David Terelinck, QLD

Highly Commended:

‘Uninvited Guest’, Vivien de Jong, Vic

‘Nowhere to Turn’, David Campbell, Vic

‘Red Lipstick’, Richenda Rudman, Vic

‘Mr Merman’s Pool’, Wendall Watt, NSW

Commended:

‘At the Breast Clinic’, Shane McCauley, WA

‘Uluru Caper’, Decima Wraxall, NSW

 

Alan Russell Memoir Section

First Place: ‘The Music Teacher’, Shelley Hansen, QLD

Second Place: ‘Clouds’, Jahan Tyson, NSW

Highly Commended:

‘Sketchbooks of Memory – Epiphanies’, Anita Howard, NSW

‘Taken as Red’, Jim Brigginshaw, NSW

‘Needlework’, Cheryl Howard, Vic

Commended:

‘The Day Dad Fixed the Shed’, Judith Turner, NSW

‘The Beauty of Queensland’, Joe Harrison, NSW

‘Billy Cart Kids’, Dianna Edwards, QLD

 

Pauline Walsh Award for Short, Short Story Section

First Place: ‘Just Desserts’, Elizabeth Egan, NSW

Second Place: ‘Reach for the Sky’, David Campbell, Vic

Highly Commended: ‘A Love Story’, Barbara Vertigan, Vic

Commended:

‘Out of the Fog’, Don Horne, NSW

‘It’s a Small World’, Elaine Staples, NSW

 

Boree Log Section

First Place: ‘Riley’s Billy Lids’, Tom McIlveen, NSW

Second Place: ‘Modern Day Drovers’, Brenda Joy, QLD

Highly Commended:     

‘The Trouble and Strife’, Jan Foster, Vic

‘The Flower Thief’, Jim Brigginshaw, NSW

Commended: ‘Boiled Eggs’, Shelley Hansen, QLD

Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition 2018 Results

Short Story Section

First Place: ‘An Artist and his Models’, Helen Lyne, NSW

Second Place: ‘Lifesavers’, Margaret Campbell, Vic

Highly Commended:

‘Photo Opportunity’, Janice Williams, Vic

‘A Beige Room’, Jacqueline Trott, NSW

‘A Certain Sanctuary’, Philip Derone, NSW

Commended:

‘Can you Smell Sulphur’, Jim Kent, NSW

‘Being Neighbourly’, Margot Ogilvie, SA

‘Pilgrimage’, Kerrin O’Sullivan, Vic

 

Poetry Section

First Place: ‘Manji the Old Man Mad with Painting’, Shane McCauley, WA

Second Place: ‘Dirty Laundry’, David Terelinck, QLD

Highly Commended:

‘Uninvited Guest’, Vivien de Jong, Vic

‘Nowhere to Turn’, David Campbell, Vic

‘Red Lipstick’, Richenda Rudman, Vic

‘Mr Merman’s Pool’, Wendall Watt, NSW

Commended:

‘At the Breast Clinic’, Shane McCauley, WA

‘Uluru Caper’, Decima Wraxall, NSW

 

Alan Russell Memoir Section

First Place: ‘The Music Teacher’, Shelley Hansen, QLD

Second Place: ‘Clouds’, Jahan Tyson, NSW

Highly Commended:

‘Sketchbooks of Memory – Epiphanies’, Anita Howard, NSW

‘Taken as Red’, Jim Brigginshaw, NSW

‘Needlework’, Cheryl Howard, Vic

Commended:

‘The Day Dad Fixed the Shed       ‘, Judith Turner, NSW

‘The Beauty of Queensland’,       Joe Harrison, NSW

‘Billy Cart Kids’, Dianna Edwards, QLD

 

Pauline Walsh Award for Short, Short Story Section

First Place: ‘Just Desserts’, Elizabeth Egan, NSW

Second Place: ‘Reach for the Sky’, David Campbell, Vic

Highly Commended: ‘A Love Story’, Barbara Vertigan, Vic

Commended:

‘Out of the Fog’, Don Horne, NSW

‘It’s a Small World’, Elaine Staples, NSW

 

Boree Log Section

First Place: ‘Riley’s Billy Lids’, Tom McIlveen, NSW

Second Place: ‘Modern Day Drovers        ‘, Brenda Joy, QLD

Highly Commended:     

‘The Trouble and Strife’, Jan Foster, Vic

‘The Flower Thief’, Jim Brigginshaw, NSW

Commended: ‘Boiled Eggs’, Shelley Hansen, QLD

Open Day! All Welcome

The Eastwood Hills Branch of the FAW is holding an Open Day next month on the 5/5/18 and we would love you to come! We are offering a critique session on a piece of poetry or prose for the first five (5) people to respond. Details on the flyer found below. We look forward to meeting you soon.
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Poetry or Prose?
Is your passion putting pen to paper?
Or quietly quipping with a quill?
Want to improve your writing skills?

Then this is what you are looking for!

Eastwood/Hills Branch of FAW are holding an Open Day
Saturday 5 May 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Adult writers with an interest in all areas of writing welcome.

If you would like your writing – either poetry or prose – critiqued by an experienced writer, come to our Open Day.

If you would just like to come, meet members of our group and be our guest for a workshop, ‘The Heroes Journey’ by experienced presenter, Laura Davis, then come to our Open Day.

When: 1.30 – 5pm Saturday 5 May
Where: Pennant Hills Community Centre Cnr Yarrara & Ramsay Roads – next to the library.
RSVP
If you wish to have your work critiqued, as numbers are limited only the first five people to reply can be accepted. If you would like to attend as a guest only, please reply also for catering purposes.
A delicious afternoon tea will be provided.
Contact
Sally Lewry 0448 877 885. . .dslewry@bigpond.com

 

 

Latest Member Releases

Welcome to our new page where we will endeavour to bring you latest releases from our authors on a regular basis. You will still be able to find all of our member achievements in the usual space (here) and current member publications  (here, by clicking on the sidebar) If you are interested in any of our member publications you can purchase them directly from the author whose details will appear with their publication shortly.

Today we’d like to share two releases new to our website from two of our talents writers.

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Saffron and Silk is Anne Benjamin’s beautifully written novel about life as a young Australian Indian bride during the time of the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Ghandi. Anne uses her personal experience to explore the larger issues of India’s culture and history, making Saffron and Silk a personal insider story of some of the treasures and dilemmas of a country that is increasingly significant to contemporary Australia.

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A Cobbled Path is Erina Booker’s eighth collection of poems. Erina has focused her finely-tuned artist’s eye on everything from the mercurial nature of love, to the existential questions of loss, loneliness, and grief, and the many things in between.

 

Eastwood/Hills Annual Literary Competition 2019

Our 2018 Literary Competition is now closed! We hope to see many writers enter this annual competition next year. Certificates and monetary prizes are awarded in each of our four categories to our winners and those who place second. All details, guidelines and entry forms are found in the link below.

Lit Comp Cond. Entry Form2019

 

Our Boree Log Bush Poetry Competition is also open and details can be found below.

Boree Log 2019 (2)

*Please note that cheques must be made payable to FAW( Eastwood Hills) or FAW

 

Spinifex: haiku

SPINIFEXSpinifex: haiku is a new haiku collection by Beverley George. It contains many of her prize-winning haiku and haiku sequences, and her haibun, Gathering Coke, which was voted best of issue by Presence readers.

“… the form and style of Beverley’s writing is current international best practise for haiku-in-English. Spinifex is a book to delight the haiku-lover, to grace any haijin’s bookcase, and to serve as an exemplar for the novice haiku writer.’ – John Bird

‘Beverley George’s haiku take us on a compelling journey through the Australian landscape from the coast to country towns. These intimate, keenly observed poems deserve to be read again and again. Spinifex is a collection to be treasured.’ – Vanessa Proctor

Spinifex is available from Pardalote Press. Please visit http://www.pardalote.com.au/ or contact Lyn Reeves at info@pardalote.com.au