Hannah van Didden will be Writer-in-Residence at Mattie Furphy House from 30 Oct to 10 Nov.
Hannah’s short fiction is published in:
Southerly journal, Breach zine, the Grieve Anthology 2016, MoTHER zine, Paper Crown Magazine, The Ham (UK), Atticus Review (US), A Quiet Courage (US), Gravel Magazine (US), Southword Literary Journal (Ireland) and Quail Bell Magazine (US)
She writes literary fiction, as well as crime and speculative fiction. She is currently writing Wilderlander, Book 2 of her dystopian YA/adult Orenda trilogy.
She was a 2017 finalist for the Iceland Writer’s Retreat Alumni Award, finalist for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2014 for short crime fiction, and finalist for Shore Lines Writing for Performance Competition 2014.
WORKSHOP: TOMATO WRITING Saturday 4 Nov 1-4pm Mattie Furphy House.
This workshop outlines one way to use a Pomodoro (Italian for ‘tomato’). Write in short bursts to get more words from your writing sessions, and to develop trusting and effective writing partnerships. This will help you overcome writer’s block and develop critical thinking.
Come prepared to write, have fun, and share your writing with others.
Cost: $10 members $15 non-members
WRITE NIGHT: Tuesday 7 Nov 6-8pm Mattie Furphy House
Come for a fun evening of writing and creativity with Hannah.
Cost: $5 members $10 non-members
FRIDAY@FURPHYS: Friday 10 Nov 5-7pm Mattie Furphy House
Enjoy refreshments and meet Hannah, who will discuss her writing. Everyone welcome. Cost: $5
For more information, visit www.fawwa.org
Josephine has recently been appointed as the new Associate Editor at Westerly magazine, and will work alongside Editor Catherine Noske and the Westerly team to continue to develop the magazine as a platform for lively and intelligent fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and scholarly offerings. Josephine is also a member of the editorial board at Margaret River Press, and reviews regularly for Australian Book Review.
Congratulations to Morgane Johnson for achieving a Highly commended in the Tim Winton Young Writer’s Awards for her story, “New Beginnings” Morgane is a home educated student under the tutelage of Brooke Dunnell, the facilitator of the weekly homeschool writing group held at the Peter Cowan Writers Centre.
Congratulations to member, Hannah van Didden, on her recent shortlisting in the inaugural Peter Carey Short Story Award conducted by the Moorabool Shire Libraries. Hannah’s story ‘Gerald Bantam Says Goodbye’ was one of sixteen shortlisted finalists from 252 entries. Well done, Hannah.
Congratulations go to our member; Christopher Konrad on the launch of his new book ‘Argot’.
This collection of poems explores the domain of the personal, perhaps even secret speech; the half-hidden languages derived from culture, family, and desire.
The book will be launched on Thursday 11 May 2017 by Shane McCauley at the Orient Hotel, 39 High Street, Fremantle at 6:30pm for 7pm start.
A PIECE OF GOOD LAND – A Memoir by Val Carter
Published by Vivid Publishing, September 2016
Four Corners is a 3600-acre farm nestled away in the Shire of Dandaragan in Western Australia. When Ron and Val Carter first acquired it in 1955, it was virgin scrub land — no communication, no electricity, just acres of bush. They envisioned
a viable farm where cattle grazed and crops flourished; a place where they could raise their growing family. Over twenty-five years, they developed that land one small piece at a time, fighting against many struggles: droughts that almost wiped out their flocks of sheep and out-of-control bushfires that threatened to burn away everything they were working towards. This inspirational story is about family, community and hard work; but most of all, about never giving up on their dreams, no matter how many obstacles they faced, including snooty bank managers who told them, ‘You’ll never make it.’ (Anon Author)
For more details and to order a copy – $33 http://valcarter.com.au/
Congratulations to Hannah van Didden on her longlisting in the international Fish Memoir Prize with her piece ‘Water and Light’. Well done, Hannah.
Congratulations to Hannah van Didden on her long-listing in the Fish Short Story Contest with her story ‘Dark Undertakings’. Hannah’s story was one of 190 recognised in the long-list from 1300 international entries in the 2016/17 competition. Well done, Hannah.
Congratulations to Hannah van Didden who was a finalist in the Iceland Writers’ Retreat Alumni Award which provides recipients with a fully funded or partially funded residency at the Iceland Writers’ Retreat. Hannah was one of 30 finalists selected from over 600 applications from around the globe. The residencies are merit-based and the selection of the four alumni is highly competitive. Well done, Hannah for your selection as a finalist.