Another year, another great SAW conference at the Erskine Bridge Hotel over the weekend from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th March. We were well represented by around 16 members (including several postal members) and a great time was had by all. Excellent speakers (including the fabulous Jane Wenham-Jones) and seminars, interesting adjudications, lots of eating and chatting, and an energetic Saturday evening disco, for those who stayed awake long enough.
Even more exciting was the fact that Erskine Writers’ members were awarded many of the competition prizes! On the Friday evening, five of us sitting in a row were all mentioned in various competitions and I’m sure the other groups must have thought we had taken over.
Here is our full list of competition winners and mentions:
T.C.Farries Award (children’s novel): Winner - Victoria Gemmell
Constable Award (adult novel): 2nd - Myra Duffy; Commended - Joan Fleming; Commended - Cathie Devitt
Poetry: Winner - Joan Fleming; 2nd - Cathie Devitt
Humorous Article: 2nd - Cathie Devitt; Commended - Chris Gibbs