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Held in partnership with Bipolar Scotlandthe ceremony was hosted by poet and performer Jenny Lindsay. Together, they selected ten shortlisted pieces and four prize-winners from over entries on the theme of time. Gordon Johnston from Bipolar Scotland has been involved with judging the competition since it began and remarked that this year had been the most difficult yet.
He found lots of the pieces of writing very moving and, in particular, highlighted the beautiful use of language in many of the pieces. Hearing the shortlisted writers read from their work was definitely the highlight of the evening and an absolute privilege.
And then it was time to present the awards. You can read all of the shortlisted entries in the beautiful e-book below, designed by Josie Vallely: Dear Dr, I just want to give up.
You look at me blankly while tears are pouring from my eyes. Happy Meal, Erin Crombie Erin Crombie has been writing since the age of eighteen and her short story Happy Meal used language in a very fresh way: The legs, the insect legs, were sprawled and tangled.
The pressure of the tile on my knee, my hip, the base of my spine. All bones and bone white tile. If I tried to lie down flat pain would still find its way to all the pressure points.
These are the points of my body that meet the world. Dear Uncle, Celia D Donovan Celia Donovan was the first to read her work on the night, a very moving letter to her late uncle. Or would you be the only person in the family who truly understands? She initially wrote four pieces and she considered Dear Uncle a much more rushed — albeit much more personal — fifth piece.
When Celia found out that it had been shortlisted she was completely thrown, having not discussed the letter or its content with her family. Happily, they were very encouraging and supportive of what she had done and she was delighted to have her mum with her at the ceremony.
Speaking after the ceremony, Angela said that she was absolutely astonished at her win. It is a beautifully evocative story with rich description of place and feelings: The noise of the wretched thing; the last flashes of daylight as the tunnel looms.
Jane sits alone on the train.35 Grants and Fellowships for Writers ($,+ In Awards) These are grants, residencies and fellowships for writers, poets, playwrights and translators.
The awards are for a variety of demographics, and for writers at various stages in their careers. Jonathan Abel ' Jonathan's varied career includes a year career in the military (LtCol, USMCR, Ret.).
While stationed in Okinawa, Jon felt fortunate to guide author and Wesleyan Historian in Residence William Manchester - a fellow Marine - around the island.
This award of $2, or $6, stands out from the crowd by awarding grants to artists and writers with at least one child under the age of The foundation strives to support parents who are trying to balance their creative work with the demands of child-rearing.
The third annual SMHAFF Writing Awards took place on Monday 17 October at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. Held in partnership with Bipolar Scotland, the ceremony was hosted by poet and performer Jenny Lindsay.
The Education Grant program will award grants of up to $ to individual Sisters in Crime members for writing-related education. Sisters in Crime will award grants to at least members in on a first-come, first-served basis, until the budget of $15, for the scholarship program is allocated.
Writing Awards Photo Credit: MS Office Texas State Genealogical Society offers cash prizes for the following awards to partner societies or individual members who have paid their dues for the full year