Proud Recipient of Leicester Writers Club New Siobhan Logan Award for Crafting Writing for Listeners

Leicester Writers Club Annual Awards Dinner

Leicester Writers Club Annual Awards Dinner

Leicester Writers Club held their Annual Awards Dinner, which is a celebration of the activities of the Club and its members. The Club has a long and impressive history of over 50 years, supporting writers in their writing, often leading to successful careers. The regular weekly Members meetings I have attended, whereby the sharing and critiquing of each others writing, is done in a most professional, friendly and constructive atmosphere.   I therefore attended the Annual Award Dinner event for the very first time, as a relatively new member to further acquaint myself with the Club and its members. We enjoyed a delicious meal, followed by a wonderful narrative introduction by our Chair Lindsay Waller-Wilkinson to the evenings activities: with guest Speaker Author Jean Chapman and later the annual announcement and giving of awards, to celebrate the achievements of nominated members.

A number of awards were given by Lindsay with assistance from the Vice Chair, recognising Members work for: fiction, non fiction and poetry etc, each recipient  was given a warm round of applause. I listened attentively, as Siobhan Logan (herself a LWC Award 2014 winner for Poetry and a long standing member of the Club) announced a new award for the club, that she had put forward, for the crafting of writing for listeners.  As Siobhan read out a list of successes in 2014, of the Club members nominated for this new award. My interest really piqued to hear of the many achievements, of members nominated in this category. I was genuinely shocked then delighted, with tears pricking the corners of my eyes, as I heard my own name announced, as the recipient of this beautiful award (an exquisitely handcrafted Native American Flute) for the Affective Digital Histories Creative Writing Commission, a choreopoem I wrote in 2014  titled: Love the life you live…Live the life you love ! I feel very proud and happy to receive this accolade from my esteemed peers. It has given me a great boost, to continue with my writing and I look forward with relish, to the coming year, for the Members meetings plus other literary events of Leicester Writing Club .

You can read my new choreopoem here as its published online: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/english/creativewriting/centre/creative-writing-commissions

Leicester Writers Club http://leicesterwritersclub.com

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