Yesterday I attended the Karrinyup Writers Club Inc. 25th Anniversary lunch. It's quite an achievement for a club to last this long with meetings every week except for a brief summer break. The club has helped many writers hone their skills, me among them, and I wish them well for another twenty five years.
As well as delicious food and a book launch, on the menu were the presentation of the judges' reports and readings of some of the prize winning entries from the Karrinyup Writers Club Inc. 25th Anniversary Writing Competition. I was delighted to find the names of so many people I know on the winners list. I'm proud to be among them. Congratulations to all the winners but especially Joanne Mills, the multi talented Pamela Blackburn, Marlene Fulcher and Pat Fletcher.
Judge: Shane Macauley
First prize: Kevin Gillam (WA)
Second prize: Joanne Mills (WA)
Third prize: Pamela Blackburn (WA)
Commended: Lorraine White for two poems (NSW), Janeen Samuel (Vic) and Marlene Fulcher (WA)
Short Story Section:
Judge: Maureen Helen
First prize: Pamela Blackburn (WA)
Second prize: Pat Fletcher (WA)
Third prize: Helen Venn (WA)