Check out Karen’s new play, Poverty and the Muse, showing at the Art Gallery 13 and 14 May. It’s about the life and art of Frances Hodgkins, one of New Zealand’s best known artists, and you can be sure it will be beautifully written.
Congratulations to Rach Smith. Her story “How to make a necklace from a dead bird” has been nominated by Flash Frontier for the BEST SMALL FICTIONS 2017. Well done, Rach! You can read her story here at Flash Frontier the journal where you’ll find all the best short, short stories, and a great supporter of New Zealand flash. http://www.flash-frontier.com/november-2016-birds/
Congratulations to all our writers, those who entered our competitions and sent stories to journals and anthologies. Some of us collected many rejections and we will continue to do so because ALL WE WANT TO DO IS WRITE!
Here’s also a big congratulations to these following SIWA writers, who had books published this year. What wonderful creations they are. I personally recommend all of them — I’ve read most and have the rest on my bedside cabinet. They are terrific writers and I hope their books find their way into many stockings:
The Insides of Banana Skins by Jane Seaford (novel)
Dead is Dead by Jane Seaford (short stories)
I am Minerva by Karen Zelas (poetry)
Murder on the Maungatapu by Wayne Martin (narrative history)
The Boneman’s Wife by Celine Gibson (novel)
There’s something there for everyone so READ ON!
Here’s to 2017 and ANOTHER wonderful year of writing at South Island Writers’ Association. Come along and learn from the very best. We’d love to see you. You’re welcome.
Congratulations to our SIWA stars reading at Flash in the Pan National Flash Fiction Day event. Sam Averis had two of his stories highly commended! Rachel Smith had two stories commended and Gail Ingram had one. Sue Kingham was longlisted. Lucy-Jane Walsh, Rata Ingram and Celine Gibson were the winners in the SIWA flash fiction competition with their fantastic stories. It was a terrific night out in Christchurch! Congrats to all the fabulous readers, and judges, especially Brindi Joy, who judged the SIWA comp and organised the event. And thanks to our SIWA supporters and friends for coming to listen!
We are always proud of our writers achievements, and Celine has a novel out on Amazon, Kindle — awesome news! Well done and good luck, Celine!