Monday, 3 June 2013

The weekend that was

Saturday morning saw the official opening of the 10th Williamstown Literary Festival and the presentation of the Ada Cambridge Prose and Poetry Awards. My poem, Accidental Historians, was a Commended Poem. All short listed stories and poems are included in a book, which is lovely. Fascinating to read other entries. 

Here are some of the short listed people, Terry Bracks (Festival Patron) and Angela Altair (Hobsons Bay mayor and President of the Willy Lit Fest committee).

Preparing for Seadog launch.

Angela was back to introduce the launch session.

Waiting for the fun to begin. And fun there was. Andy was almost upstaged by small people at the front who were suggesting some titles for the next book, and sharing stories of their own. Then there was the reading of Seadog - and a few stanzas for a sequel!
Fantastic to share the launch with many good friends and family and other book lovers.


Amra Pajalic said...

Congratulations on your poem Clare. Sorry I didn't get a chance to say hi face to face. Had my 4 y o daughter with me and she was eager to be off.

Life's a poem said...

Well done on your commended poem and the fabulous launch- travel well 'Sea dog' out into the wonderful world of books.

x Lorraine

Claire said...

Ditto Amra. Congratulations to you and to your husband. What a talented pair!

Yes, I understand 4 year olds are keen to keep moving!

Claire said...

Thanks Lorraine. Was delighted to be commended and am very happy to see Seadog out and about.