Kathryn Purnell Poetry Prize

My poem ‘You Are…’ won first prize in the Society of Women Writers’ Kathryn Purnell Poetry Prize. The poem is included in my current collection ‘Lines Waving’, and will also be published in the second edition of the SWWV Journal ‘Sparx’, which is due to be launched at the end of November.

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New Book – Lines Waving

Lines WavingWe now have copies available of my new Poetry collection, ‘Lines Waving’. This is my third poetry book, my second full-length collection.

It’s available online at the Lulu site, link here
In due course, it will also be available on Amazon and as an e-book.

The cover design is by my grand-daughter Penelope Ritter-Jones, who did the design for my Ginninderra Press Pocket Poets booklet, ‘Second Person Singular’. It follows a similar structure to my own design for my first collection, ‘Lines Dancing’.

All three books are available through the BOOKS page on this site.

Journal of SWWV

Sparx JournalThe first issue of ‘Sparx’, the Literary Journal of the Society of Women Writers Victoria, has now been launched. There will be two issues per year, showcasing members’ work and  publishing winning entries in SWWV competitions.

My prize-winning article ‘The Right Direction’, about directing for the stage, is included in this issue.

Shakespearean Sonnet

Perth Shakespeare Club logo

Shakespeare Club logo

The Shakespeare Club of Western Australia ran a competition this year in honour of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. It was for a sonnet, in classical Shakespearean form, with a Western Australian theme. My sonnet, ‘The Wild Geese’, about the American ship Catalpa’s rescue of Fenian prisoners from Fremantle Gaol in 1876, won the $200 second prize.

The judge’s comments and an account of the award ceremony are available here