July 2014 archive

June Food Article Judge’s Report

Overall Notes by Sharon Glass The majority of the entries were fun to read though there is the common issue of structure of the book reviews throughout the entries. General guidelines for writing a book review: Give the review a basic structure. For example: Introduction – describe the title, publication information, genre and give a […]

February Poetry Judge

It is pleasing to note that the theme for this year’s SAWC poetry competition was a sonnet. It is good that writers are encouraged to engage with traditional poetic forms; this is one way of making new writers aware of the value of poetic form, and that a poem is not simply an outpouring of […]

May Fantasy Judge’s Report

Writing a general report for a submission with the almost-indefinable genre of ‘Fantasy’ is tricky, to say the least. There is so much to be said for each individual story, but are there any common threads that can be applied to all of the (extremely varying) stories submitted? Yes, of course there is. But before […]

July meeting: Themi Venturas

This month we are proud to bring you one of South African theater’s best: Themi Venturas. He will be speaking to us about The Art of Playwriting. Date: 19 July Time 11h00 Venue: Westville Library Entrance fee: R20 non-members, R10 members Please bring a plate of eats A workshop will follow. Themi Venturas is a […]