I was pleasantly surprised the other day to find out my poem Jack and Jill has been shortlisted for the 2014 Michael Thwaites Poetry Award.
It’s been a while since I have written new poetry, so having this news pop into my inbox, as well as having some poems recently appear in the inaugural issue of The Grapple Annual, I feel like it might be time to pick up my poetry pen once again.
The Michael Thwaites Poetry Award is just one of a number of nods given by the ACT Writers Centre at their annual Writing and Publishing Awards. Other awards include the Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award and various ACT Publishing Awards.
All the winners will be announced at the ACT Writers Centre Christmas Party on Tuesday 16 December. I’ll be there!