Monthly Archives: August 2015

Lambing Flat FAW Competitions

Closing date 16 October 2015

LAMBING FLAT FAW (YOUNG, NSW)

REGIONAL WRITING COMPETITION

Encouraging Writers for over 33 years, since 1982.

Short Story & Poetry, Adults & Students Awards, in conjunction with the 66th National Cherry Festival

  • ADULT SHORT STORY (limit 1,500 words): 1st prize $200,

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Marjorie Barnard Award 2015

Closing date 25 September 2015.

The FAW Marjorie Barnard Award 2015 is for Short Stories up to 3000 words.

Prize: $500. 

Download the Entry Form (PDF 66K) for full details and conditions of entry.

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Wollondilly Shire Book Launch

Long time Wollondilly FAW member Clare Bell had a very successful book launch on 22 November 2014 at the Wollondilly Shire Hall, Picton. Titled ‘My Australia’, the book—a collection of short stories, poems and photographs with an Australian theme—provides a nostalgic look at the Australia Clare knew when she was young.

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Jean Stone Award 2014

The FAW Jean Stone Award 2014 for POETRY was won by
Caroline Glen for ‘West for Wonder’ (published below)…

West for Wonder

Caroline Glen

Here, the plains, hammered flat grass,
hand over hand
to the horizon’s curved thread;
Its shrubs,

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For the love of Grace

A story of love and betrayal
Pam Bayfield

Grace Pemberton is loved by two men, one her husband Charles and the other Ralph Cooper, her husband’s business partner. As a young married woman with two small children Grace is convinced to come to old Sydney Town in the year 1857 on the Catherine Adamson.

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Legends, Lies & Larrikins

Bob Bush

This is Bob Bush’s third book of rhyming poetry. All poems are based on his experiences and observations (both real and imagined), of the hardships and humour that affect all who choose to live, work or play in Australia. The book contains thirty one new poems plus three of the favourites that were featured in his second book.

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Casting Shadows

David Terelinck

“To read Casting Shadows is to shed light on the loves, losses, secrets and sorrows of the examined life, much as Jung spoke of “finding the gold in shadows”. Through eulogy and introspection, David Terelinck honors the complexities of relationships to reveal “so many endings in this new beginning”.

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Shadow Play

Gavin Austin

“I sat down to read a few poems from Shadow Play today and was half way through the book before I knew it. They’re exquisite. The language is so very simple yet the images captivating. And each one is a story about people caught in a moment of pain or delight.”

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From a Bush Poet’s Pen

Bob Bush

This is Bob Bush’s fourth book of rhyming verse. It contains 32 new poems. He has also included 22 poems from his previous three books that (through countless public performances) have proven to be “crowd favourites.”

He has based his poetry on personal experiences and observations.

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Unlock The Writer Within

Editor Colleen Parker

Unlock The Writer WithinThis ‘go to’ guide to successful writing has been developed by members of the Fellowship of Australian Writers to guide writers through the maze of many genres.

Amateur writers will delight in this helpful information that will inspire, motivate and encourage them to dip their toes into the sea of discovery through writing.

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