Sparx by Blaise van HeckeSparx by Blaise van Hecke


byBlaise van Hecke

Paperback | April 28, 2017

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Welcome to the first issue of Sparx. This collection of poetry and prose is by members of the Society of Women Writers Victoria and it will entertain and delight you. We all love a good story and we’ve been telling them for countless generations. It’s how we make sense of the world, how we share ideas with each other
and entertain ourselves.

The Society of Women Writers was founded in Sydney as a state body in 1925 to welcome women delegates and wives of delegates to the Imperial Press Conference held in Sydney that year. The organisers included the writer, Mary Gilmore, and the journalist, Constance Robertson. In 1970 Margaret Hazzard and a group of women writers in Melbourne formed the Victorian Branch of the Society of Women Writers, which became an incorporated not-for-profit society in 2000. The SWWV Biennial Literary Award was inaugurated in 2001 to celebrate this event.

We have sister societies of Women Writers in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia. The group now focuses on linking professional and novice female authors, poets, journalists and general writers across Australia. We aim to draw them together and encourage professional skills through regular conduct of workshops, seminars, conferences, book launches, competitions, this journal and group meetings. Through these activities, the Society encourages women to publish their work.

This publication also includes the three winners from the Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award 2016. This award was established in 1987 to honour Margaret Hazzard and is awarded biennially.
Blaise van Hecke

Title:SparxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.18 inPublished:April 28, 2017Publisher:Busybird PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1925585603

ISBN - 13:9781925585605

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Table of Contents

Mr Brown Jumper Megan Wallens 1
Ms Writer’s Block Non-fiction Group 7
Return to Athens Dulcie Stone 9
Reflections Tricia Veale 16
The Blue Beanie Razmi Wahab 17
Mumbai to Kolkata Lynne Santos 18
Going Home Paula Wilson 24
The Flood Blaise van Hecke 28
A Dog, a Hat and a Moneybox Judith A Green 31
Bay of Fires Maree Silver 39
The Right Direction Mary Jones 40
The Sequel to Happily Ever After Judith A Green 45
Touching Paris Maribel Steel 48
Sixth Sense Marguerite Kisvardai 55
Ego Tripper Errol Broome 56
Shooting Stars Dulcie Stone 60
Download Joan Katherine Webster 66
Soldiers’ Dreams Megan Wallens 68