September 2015 archive

August competition Judge’s Report

Judge’s Report August 2015 Competition A defining Moment     What a privilege to be asked to adjudicate the Writer’s Circle monthly short story competition. It was good fun to settle in every evening to read a fresh work and I enjoyed the different plots and styles. All the writers showed a skilled command of […]

They Call Me Nothing by Jenny Young

Winner of the August Short Story Competition: A defining moment. They Call me Nothing By Jenny Young   It was probably a mistake to come. Now that I am actually here it seems like my decision of last night was all a dream. Will they call the Police? The sign outside the church reads “The […]

Forestry Tale Winners!

Recently the SAWC helped to host a writing competition for the SANKOFA Book and Design Fair. And so, without further ado, here are the winning stories to download and read. FIRST PLACE: Amarita by Pieter Scholtz SECOND PLACE: The Unexpected Hero by Michelle De Beer THIRD PLACE: Futility by Danielle Steyn Special mentions: Emphasis on the past: The Enchanted […]

Forestry Competition: Judge’s Report

SAWC FORESTRY COMPETITION 2015 Judge’s Report Reading the remarkable range and variety of entries, I was encouragingly reminded that there are still those, in an increasingly utilitarian world, who are willing to put time, effort and creative flair into producing in written form unique gems of thought and expression. I sincerely thank the organizers and […]

Durban Book and Design Fair

The Sankofa Durban Book and Design fair is happening! It’s a first for Durban and filled with wonderful bookish things. You can download the program of events here