Our members winning awards, getting published, and being otherwise brilliant:
- Most of our members were published in—Writers on Parade—Kensington & Norwood Writers’ Group’s Journal, available from Amazon and Dillons Bookshop Norwood.
- Sara Abend-Sims had two poems published in Friendly Street Poets’ Anthology and two in InDaily. She was awarded first prize for senior entry and grand overall category for her short story—Murder Mystery—in the Campbelltown Literary Awards. Her haibun, My Buddha, was published in the December edition of Haibun Today; and read her work at a Bindii Group evening at the Halifax Café in February. Another two poems were posted in Daily Poets’ Corner in December, and a poem and a prose-poem were short listed for the Friendly Street Reader.
- Anne Chappel was interviewed about her novel, Zanzibar Uhuru, on ABC Radio by Peter Goers. She has also published a family memoir Time Past in Africa on Amazon, and was shortlisted in the Scarlet Stiletto Award for the second time.
- Darrell Coggins had a poem published in Friendly Street Poets’ Anthology, and two poems included in the Tea Tree Gully Poetry Festival Anthology. He had a reading of his poetry at Payneham Library.
- Ian Coulls had two poems published in Friendly Street Poets Anthology. He had a book of short stories, The Complete and Utter Truth About the World and Everything In It, published by Jinandara Publishers, with a book launch in February. He was shortlisted for a Mindshare competition for poems concerning mental and emotional illness. Ian also had a poem included in the Tea Tree Gully Poetry Festival Anthology.
- Steve Davey was shortlisted for the Katherine Susannah Prichard Short Story Competition, and had two articles published in Bandicoot Tails (journal of the Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park).
- Edie Eicas was accepted as co-editor of the Friendly Street Poets’ Anthology, and had a poem published in the anthology.
- Margaret Fensom had a poem published in the Friendly Street Poets’ Anthology.
- Lauren Foley was shortlisted for the Overland Story Wine Prize, and the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Award. Lauren won the inaugural Overland Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize 2016. Her winning story K-K-K was published in Award Winning Australian Writing 2016 (Melbourne Books) this August. She was also awarded a 2016 Varuna Residential Writer’s Fellowship for her collection in progress, Polluted Sex. Lauren is currently shortlisted for The Irish Times Hennessy New Irish Writing Award 2017.
- Lawrence Johnson appeared on Peter Goers’ ABC Radio talking about his publication: Along the Way. A chapter Eco-Interests from his book—A Morally Deep World—has been included in the new edition of Environmental Ethics Anthology (published by Wadsworth). Lawrence had his Coorong Middens poems published in the Friendly Street Reader, and had his poem Celtic Light published in Open Mouse an on-line poetry journal in Scotland.
- Cary Hamlyn had her first chapbook—Scraping the Night—published by Ginninderra Press in April, and two others published by Picoro Poets Press.
- Jules Leigh Koch’s fourth collection of poetry Stripping Wallpaper from the Sky was launched in October at the SA Writers Centre.
- Lindsay McLeod received a highly commended award for his poetry at Salisbury Writers’ Festival. He had so many poems accepted for publication on-line, and in magazines and journals in Australia and around the world, that we found our arithmetic challenged trying to keep up with them. They included publications in The Fat Damsel, Firefly, Foliate Oak, Carvus Review, Five2One Magazine, Clockwise Cad, Thistle and Dash Literary Journal.