Sunday, 6 January 2019
2018 saw us make some fabulous things happen and receive recognition for our work from the Norfolk Arts Awards. Our Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award was a wonderful accolade but tinged with sadness too as this year we decided to take a break from many of our activities so we could think about the organisation’s future. We are still thinking!
In January we announced the winners of our annual prose competition, sponsored by Hosking Houses Trust and Gold Dust. The winner of our national prize this year was Kerry Hood for her eerie story The Sunbathers and Margaret Meyer won the regional prize for The Once And Only First Lady Judge, a story written in honour of her grandmother. Kerry and Margaret won cash prizes and their work was published in The Words & Women Compendium.
The Words And Women Compendium, a brave and vibrant collection of short prose, represents the best of four years of Words and Women’s annual competition showcase anthologies. Click here to buy a copy! We launched the compendium at our International Women’s day celebration at The Book Hive, a great independent bookshop in Norwich. At the launch we also announced that we were going to take our break. If you scroll down to the next blog post you’ll find our statement about this decision.
In May we were invited by the Suffolk Book League to talk about our work. The Deborah Arnander, a previous winner of our prose competition, read her story The Wife at the event, and lots
The Words And Women Compendium