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Monday, 17 November 2014

Siobhan Logan Award Leicester Writers Club 2014 - Awarded to me - I am so Proud!

So its been an interesting  year to say the least, some ups and downs and round and round..
But overall lots of good things too, not least the completion of the Affective Digital Histories Creative Writing Commission the choreopoem, Love the Life you Live … Live the Life You Love and the wonderful audiences reaction to it. This year, I have attended more meetings of the Leicester Writers Club and enjoyed an learnt so much - every time I attended. I said to myself come 2015 I would attend even more meetings, as I am sure this will develop my own writing and appreciation of literature overall. As the Leicester Writers Club boasts a good number of published writers and poets and their  professional insightful and constructive feedback is most welcome.

I resolved to attend the Leicester Writers Club Annual Dinner, with a view to getting to know other members better and get a feel for this eagerly anticipated and important occasion.

We gathered at the Taste Restaurant for drinks, followed by the most delicious and elegant food. The convivial company at my table was equally fabulous, local Authors Rod Duncan,Chris De Lacey, Terry Bradshaw, Divya Ghelani and Siobhan Logan. Our Club Chair Lindsay Waller - Wilkinson, gave the most brilliant narrative style introduction to the more formal part of the evening. With Author Jean Chapman as a lovely and encouraging guest speaker. 

Then came the Awards, many were named after  previous  esteemed members, as the Club has been in existence for 50 years ! There were a number of awards, many for new novels, prose writers etc. and it revealed to me the high-level of activity and successful achievements of the Clubs members over the last  year. I knew how important this is to encourage writers in their work and there was ready warm applause all round. Imagine my surprise when my own name was read out, for a new award named after Siobhan Logan for Crafting Writing for Listeners, in recognition of my new choreopoem creative writing commission and the subsequent successful public reading event - Siobhan had outlined a long list of of other worthy members that were nominated for this award.  So I staggered up to receive my prize, very moved by and feeling so very proud!  Wonderful to be acknowledged and receive such an accolade from my esteemed peers in the club - a truly unforgettable night . This has as boosted me to continue with my writing and to aim for further achievements and success in the future. 

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