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Successful Writers Festival for Jugiong

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

Michael Murphy, Sulari Gentill and Karen Viggers at the Festival.
Michael Murphy, Sulari Gentill and Karen Viggers at the Festival.Michael Murphy, Sulari Gentill and Karen Viggers at the Festival.

The weekend of the 23rd and 24th of March saw the third Jugiong Writers Festival take place.

The Festival was a great success, with nearly 300 attendees on the Author Day. Workshops on the Friday and local entertainment and gourmet brunch with winners of the poetry and short story competitions announced on the Sunday were also well attended.

The Festival is run by a small group of volunteers who rely on private sponsorship and grants from the Harden District Education Fund, Hilltops Council and NSW Country Arts.

Poetry Winners 2019

Primary School Kindergarten to Year 2 Winner
‘I might be a Fairy soon’ by Lucy Hogarth (Inglewood, Western Australia)

Primary School Years 3 to 6 Winner
‘Dare to Dream—Down the Track’ by Sarah Scott (Gundagai)

Secondary School Years 7 to 9 Winner
‘Down the Track into the Woods’ by Chelcea Robertson (Jugiong)

Adult - Local Winner
‘Eros’ by Jim Main (Cootamundra)

Adult - Open Winner
‘Walking Backwards’ by Rosemary Cann (Hobart)

Champion Poem
‘Eros’ by Jim Main (Cootamundra)

Short Story Winners 2019

Primary School Kindergarten to Year 2 Winner
‘Dare to Dream — Down the Track’ by Zac Boulet (Jugiong)

Primary School Years 3 to 6 Winner
‘Bush Girl’ by Mia Lawrence (Port Macquarie)

Secondary School Years 7 to 9 Winner
‘Motorbike Adventure’ by Holly Regan (Binalong)

Adult - Open Winner
‘Fournel’s Bouquet’ by Tony Messenger (Murrumbeena)

Champion Short Story
*‘Bush Girl’ by Mia Lawrence (Port Macquarie) *

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