Happy Birthday Henry

With St Mary’s Church Mudgee we hosted a night of poems, stories and songs to celebrate Henry Lawson’s 150th Birthday. Henry went to school for a time at the school attached to St Mary’s. Our local readers and musicians were joined by professional actors to showcase the multi faceted works of Henry Lawson. Three hours of listening and participation kept the audience enthralled and wishing for more when the night came to a close.

Happy 150th Birthday Henry Lawson

An evening of stories and poetry readings, the works of Henry Lawson, will be held on Wednesday evening the 14th June from 7pm in the Monsignor Flanagan Centre of St Mary of the Presentation Church Mudgee.

The event is being held to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Henry’s birth. Readers include Kevin Pye, Bruce Roberts, Bruce McGregor, Sam Paine, Ross Kurtz, Fr Tony Hennessey and open mike time for anyone else who would like to join in.

Mudgee Valley Writers and St Mary’s Parish are sponsoring the event. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be supplied. BYO nibbles.

 Artwork by Joy Hibberd

 

Results of the NORMAN McVICKER YOUTH LITERARY AWARD 2017

NORMAN McVICKER YOUTH LITERARY AWARD 2017

Mudgee Valley Writers FAW

POETRY

58 entries

1st   Precious Recollections   Brittany Doolan   NSW

2nd   Song of the Drover   Rachel Goodwin   NSW

3rd   The Wolf   Kaitlan Buckingham   NSW

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Ballad of the Drover   Rachel Goodwin   NSW

A Pot from Damascus   Freya Cox TAS

Just   Abby Strangward   VIC

It Will Be Okay   Freya Cox   TAS

The Drover’s Lament   Rachel Goodwin   NSW

COMMENDED

A Confined Freedom   Yehezq‘El Schuster   QLD

Journey to Australia   Holly Kennedy   NSW

A Letter to Death   Aiah Al-Saig   QLD

 

PROSE

107 entries

1st   Letter to my Widow   Erinn Branagh   NSW

2nd   Send Me Home, My Friends!   Freya Cox   TAS

3rd   One Night in New Orleans   Lilian Cao   NSW

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Amadee’s Symphony   Natan‘El Schuster   QLD

Hope In A Woman’s World  Natan‘El Schuster   QLD

Ralphie   Daisy Andrews   NSW  

Nana Was a Stolen Girl   Daisy Andrews   NSW

Jump   Maddison Hincks   NSW

A Beautiful Disaster   Natan‘El Schuster   QLD

COMMENDED

Unspoken Words of Love   Brittany Doolan   NSW

The Midnight Library   Ines Simec   NSW

Hair-ribbon-blue Sky   Freya Cox   TAS

Made With Love   Natan‘El Schuster   QLD

Home  Bailey Schultz   NSW

Eucalyptus   Ruby Adams   NSW

The Story of Jack Burns Isabella Baker   NSW

Judges' Comments

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